The City Council gave Greg Oravec a great review of his first six months on the job and a 36 percent salary increase.
The pay raise is actually a lesser amount than Oravec could have received — at his request.
The City Council last week voted unanimously to boost his pay by $43,500, from $121,500 to $165,000, effective Dec. 20 — at the same time it approved 3 percent across-the-board cost-of-living increases for all employees.
His annual salary could have been boosted to $179,018, Oravec wrote in a memo to council members, based on a contract clause that states it would be "no less than the average of annual salaries for city managers in Florida cities with a population of 100,000 to 180,000." Port St. Lucie's population is about 160,000.
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