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Manager orders own pay cut

By Staff | Feb 2, 2009

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