Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho has been awarded a 5% salary increase, raising his annual pay to $206,877 from $197,026.
It's his first raise since 2007 when Fialho's salary, along with all city employees saw their wages frozen due to the recession.
The raise, given by the City Council, includes a $400 monthly car allowance and five additional vacation days, raising the allowance from 4 weeks to five annually.
The salary increase takers effect Aug. 1 and follows a performance review by members of the City Council June 22.
A recent survey of city manager compensation in the Tri-Valley showed Fialho was the lowest paid, earning $16,419 a month. City managers in San Ramon at the time of the survey were earning $20,476 in San Ramon, $19,064 in Dublin, and $18,323 in Livermore.
Fialho moved with his family to Pleasanton in 1996 when he accepted a position as deputy city manager. Previously, he held administrative positions with the cities of Hayward, San Dimas and Campbell.
After a nationwide search, the Pleasanton City Council selected him to be City Manager in October 2004, making him the state's youngest city manager at the time.