After voting in closed session at Wednesday night’s meeting to hire retired county administrator Gregory Wellman as the interim city manager, the Los Banos City Council will hold an adjourned meeting Monday morning, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. to appoint him to the post and approve his employment agreement. (See related article)
The meeting agenda includes two items, the Public Forum and item 6. CONSIDERATION OF INTERIM CITY MANAGER. A. City Council Resolution No. 6528 – Appointing Gregory B. Wellman as Interim City Manager and Approving Interim City Manager Employment Agreement.
According to the staff report, “Wellman will be paid an hourly rate of $104.94” which is equivalent to an annual salary of $218,275 per year or about $18,200 per month. In addition, the staff report reads, “There are currently sufficient funds in the 2022/23 budget to cover the costs associated with the proposed employment agreement for the remainder of the fiscal year” which ends June 30, 2023. However, he can work a maximum of 960 hours under the contract to avoid affecting his retirement.
According to a 2011 Modesto Bee article posted on Wellman’s LinkedIn page, in addition to his government and other private sector experience, he worked as a principal consultant for Citygate Associates LLC. At that time, Wellman and his wife, Kathy had four children and 11 grandchildren.
Residents can watch the council meeting online via livestream on the City of Los Banos YouTube channel.