Manager orders own pay cut
Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra has cut her compensation 15 percent and issued a statement as to why she unilaterally issued the voluntary salary reduction.
“Today I have directed the Finance Director reduce the City Manager’s base salary by 15% effective immediately and to transfer the funds to the Public Works Department Overtime Account,” she said in a prepared statement. “I believe that during these stark economic times managers have a moral obligation to lead in sacrifice. I am fortunate to have been born to hard- working blue-collar parents thus I am well aware of the value of a paycheck to the families of our laborers.
“This directive is a unilateral decision, made without direction from or consultation with any City Councilmembers.”
Source: City of Sanibel