Coronado City Council Candidate Question #7:
“How should the City Council address the compensation, health care benefits, and retirement funds for its employees? How would you approach this process regarding pay raises and increases in costs to employee benefits?
I know the City of Coronado takes employee retention very seriously. Making sure we compensate employees according to standards, ie:cost of living raises, benefits, etc. is very important. Training and hiring new employees, due to failing retention incentives can be very costly to the city. Also making sure the city does annual assessment of the jobs in relation to community needs for FTE’s is essential. In addition, consistently learning and educating about the tools and systems available to help the city function more efficiently is also very important. Not over spending, in addition, lack of teams in place needed for the jobs and tasks at hand to serve the community, can be cost counter-productive. Staying in front of the needs of the community and needs of city employees, versus reactionary, is paramount.
VOL. 112, NO. 43 - Oct. 26, 2022