San Juan Capistrano’s city manager said he plans to take a 5 percent pay cut from his $324,000 salary.
That would bring Joe Tait’s pay, which he receives for working as both city manager and utilities director, down by $16,200 to $307,800. He is a contract worker and does not receive benefits like other top city executives.
The decision comes after the League of California Cities listed San Juan Capistrano (population 36,000) as number 8 on its top-paid city managers list, the Bell scandal featuring a city manager being paid more than $800,000 and tough economic conditions.
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