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City Council to Act on City Manager Contract at February 19th Meeting (Second Revision) 2019

The Las Cruces City Council will complete the second portion of City Manager Stuart C. Ed’s annual performance evaluation Tuesday, February 19th, which will consist solely on the terms of his employment contract. The last review of Ed’s performance on September 4, 2018, was strictly performance-based, and the Council then said it was very pleased with his performance.

At the February 19th meeting, City Council will consider a three percent salary increase and a two percent cost-of-living increase. His current base salary is $172,890. Council will also consider extending Ed’s contract through June 28, 2020. Ed’s current contract ends Nov. 6, 2019.

“I think it’s fair to say the majority of the Council is willing to consider giving Stuart a longer contract,” Mayor Ken Miyagishima said today. “But it is Stuart’s idea to wait on a new contract until a new Council is elected in November 2019 and seated in January 2020.”

Elections for Mayor and City Council seats in Districts 1, 2 and 4 will be conducted on November 5, 2019.

As city manager, Ed is City Council’s sole employee. All other City employees report to the city manager. Currently, Ed oversees 1,642 full-time equivalent positions and an adopted budget of $390,857,495 for fiscal year 2018-2019.