Submitted. As part of Monday’s upcoming council session, City Council is today releasing the employment offer letter for Abbotsford’s new City Manager, George Murray, announced Mayor Bruce Banman.
“Abbotsford City Council believes that transparency in government is the foundation for public trust, accountability, improved decision-making and informed participation,” said Banman. “We know that government functions best when it is open, inclusive, responsive and accountable for its actions, which is why we decided to release the details of George’s employment contract for
As Murray’s start date was February of this year, the City is not required to include details of the new City Manager’s salary as part of its publically (sic) disclosed 2013 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) report. This means the public would not have had access to salary information for the position until June of 2014.
Notable changes in the new City Manager’s employment agreement include a greatly extended probationary period and a lower annual salary rate.
The attached Council Report and offer letter will be brought forward by Murray at the Executive Council session on Monday.