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City manager’s performance to be reviewed

Terri Harber
Appeal Staff Writer

Carson City Manager Linda Ritter’s job performance is up for review by the Board of Supervisors.

She and the supervisors will discuss the matter during the meeting this afternoon.

“This is the time I get the chance to talk with the board about what I’m doing right and what I’m doing wrong,” Ritter said. “I feel pretty good about it.”

Among city government accomplishments she cites during the last year: Helping to reach out to the city’s Hispanics by creating the position of a citizen outreach coordinator; assisting with various efforts to improve the city’s business climate; and working with department heads to run the city as efficiently as possible.

She describes her role as “facilitator, coordinator, director and cheerleader.”

In April 2005, Ritter received a vote of confidence and higher salary than she requested – $120,000 compared with $115,000 – when supervisors extended her contract to April 2009.

Last December, she asked that she receive no salary adjustment until her next review. The mayor and the other supervisors also were highly complimentary at that time.

No salary increase is tied to this latest process either, she emphasized.

Ritter was hired in June 2003 and had been the Elko city manager before coming to Carson City. She received a starting salary of $94,050.

If you go

WHAT: Carson City Board of Supervisors meeting

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Sierra Room, Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Also on the agenda

• An update on the city’s effort to acquire a piece of land erroneously being used by a local businessowner. The site in question is less than an acre next to Capital City Loan, 5951 Highway 50 East. Owner and former city supervisor Bill Burnaugh has been using the site in question as if it was his own, even paying taxes on a portion of it. But because it’s part of a large site controlled by the federal government and only deeded for parks and recreation purposes, the city is trying to obtain control and resolve the long-term misuse.