No raise, but more time off for Syracuse city manager

Dec 19 2011 - 3:50pm

SYRACUSE -- City Manager Robert Rice will be allowed to accrue days off at a faster rate in the near future, in lieu of a pay raise, in a contract modification approved recently by the city council.

In action taken Tuesday, the council voted 3-2 to allow Rice to accrue seven hours of paid time off for every two-week pay period, which is a bump for the existing provision providing five hours of paid compensation for every two weeks worked for the city.

Mayor Jamie Nagle cast the decisive vote after Councilman Matthew Kimmel and Larry Shingleton voted against the modification. Councilman Alan Clark was absent from the meeting.

The compensatory move was approved without much discussion among the council members. Rice currently earns $100,000 a year in his role.

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