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File #: 20-0429    Version: 1 Name: 3/16/120 City Attorney Evaluation
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/16/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/16/2020
Enactment date: 3/16/2020 Enactment #: R-20-082
Title: Resolution to Finalize Evaluation Report and Amend the Employment Agreement for City Attorney Stephen K. Postema
Attachments: 1. City Attorney Evaluation Summary March 4 Revised.pdf
Title
Resolution to Finalize Evaluation Report and Amend the Employment Agreement for City Attorney Stephen K. Postema
Body
Whereas, The Employment Agreement between the City of Ann Arbor and the City Attorney Stephen K. Postema dated April 3, 2003 calls for the City to conduct an annual performance review using mutually agreed upon criteria and allows for a review of the terms of the agreement and change by written agreement;

Whereas, The Council Administration Committee's current performance evaluation of Stephen K. Postema is based on preliminary material received, including anonymous evaluations from City Council Members, his direct reports, and the Service Area Administrators as well as other related information;

Whereas, The Council Administration Committee used a Human Resources consultant, Amy Cell, to assist in the review process;

Whereas, The Council Administration Committee has reviewed the performance evaluations and finds the City Attorney's performance to generally be between above average and excellent in all areas;

Whereas, The City Council believes providing equitable and sustainable compensation is critical to retaining employees that are essential to the City's ability to perform at levels expected by residents and taxpayers;

Whereas, The City Attorney has over 30 years of legal experience and has provided stability for the Office of City Attorney in the position for almost 17 years;

Whereas, The City Attorney is one of only two direct reports to the City Council;

Whereas, The City Attorney is the attorney and counsel for the City, and is responsible solely to the City Council;

Whereas, The City Attorney provides and coordinates all manner of legal advice and services to the City Council, the City Administrator, the Service Area Administrators, and others in the City;

Whereas, The City Attorney position is one of significant responsibility and leadership;

Whereas, The City Attorney has provided excellent leadership to the City over ...

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