Published : Monday, August 27, 2018 | 5:15 AM
Pasadena’s City Council will deliberate Monday on a proposed new employment contract for City Attorney/City Prosecutor Michele Beal Bagneris, who started working for the City in 1999.
Bagneris’ current annual salary salary rate is $263,832.45, plus $82,927.89 in benefits, according to public pay and pension database Transparent California.
As recommended by Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, the proposed contract would raise Bagneris’ annual base salary retroactive from November 27, 2017 to $276,548.27.
This will be the fourth amendment to the City Attorney’s employment contract. A first amendment was approved on April 11, 2016, a second on June 5, 2017, and third on December 4, 2017.
In 2012, Bagneris’ annual salary rate was $218,677.36, according to Transparent California.
At the time she was appointed City Attorney by the Pasadena City Council in 1997, Bagneris was a shareholder at the law firm of Richards, Watson and Gershon, where she specialized in public law since 1983.
In 1999, she left the firm to begin full-time duties as City Attorney for Pasadena.
As a contribution to her pension, Bagneris has been making an additional two percent employee-paid pension contribution, along with other non-represented executive management employees of the City, for a total 10 percent contribution toward her pension, Mayor Tornek said in an Agenda Report for Monday’s City Council meeting.
The recommendation to approve the new contract was a result of a recently completed performance evaluation of the office, the report said.
Once approved at the City Council Monday, Mayor Tornek will be authorized to sign the amended employment agreement.