Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will not give City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco is huge pay raise. Murray cited “judgment” concerns Carrasco’s recent decisions. The Seattle Times,
“At a City Hall news conference, Murray said that although City Light is performing well by some measures, he was unhappy with recent controversies involving Carrasco’s management, including the utility’s hiring of a consulting firm to polish Carrasco’s online image…
“The Seattle City Council last month approved a pay increase of up to $119,000 for Carrasco, who currently makes $245,000. Murray’s office previously had said the mayor planned to raise Carrasco’s pay by $60,000 this month.
“Instead, Murray said he’s canceling the raise, despite his belief the City Light chief’s position is underpaid. He said he’ll ask the council to consider a new study of an appropriate salary for the job — and perhaps the creation of an independent salary-setting commission to depoliticize the discussion.”