Roseville city pay cap fails to quality for ballot
Resident Phil Ozenick and other volunteers with Friends of Roseville were out in full force last weekend trying to gather enough signatures to qualify their salary cap initiative for the ballot, but ultimately fell short.
City Spokeswoman Megan MacPherson confirmed that the citizens’ watchdog group did not submit the documents required to proceed with the initiative by the 5 p.m. Nov. 28 deadline.
FORE introduced the petition in early October and needed to collect the signatures of 9,611 registered Roseville voters to get the item on the ballot.
They ended up with about 9,000 signatures, Ozenick said.
The initiative called for a salary cap on management/confidential and Roseville City Council-appointed employees, restricting their compensation to no more than double the current average household income of $82,156 in Roseville.
Salary would have included annual wages, overtime, deferred compensation and benefits. Union employees, police and firefighters would not have been affected.
City Manager Ray Kerridge currently earns $251,433 plus an annual deferred compensation of $21,997.
~ Sena Christian