The City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an 8 percent pay raise for onceousted City Manager Mark Pentz.
Pentz was forced to resign a year ago by a majority of the council just before the city election. He left under a separation agreement that included more than a year of severance pay. That agreement was abandoned after the election when new council members voted to rehire Pentz.
Councilmen Martin Sepulveda and Matt Orlando, both among Pentz’s chief critics last year, were absent.
The vote increases Pentz’s annual salary from $169,811 to $184,000.