Grant Yates is the city manager of Lake Elsinore for three years who received a raise of $18,000 in the summer of 2015, now making a whopping $198,000 a year. He had his contract extended for four years, a raise and money well spent, according to mayor Steve Manos.
The Good Ole Boys Club
"Great cities require good teams to be together for a number of years in order to make things happen," Mayor Steve Manos said after the council approved the extension. "Nothing happens in government overnight, so we're really excited to have (Yates) with us for the next four years and hopefully beyond."
Is Manos the mayor of Tokyo, Shanghai, New-York, Paris or London?
A quick look at the images in the gallery will confirm that.
"nothing happens overnight".
Nothing happened in the year you were mayor!
City councilman Brian Tisdale said the salary figure is about in the middle of what cities in Lake Elsinore's population range pay. According to the state figures released earlier this year, Lake Elsinore has about 58,000 inhabitants. Tisdale also added that Grant Yates has been a stabilizing figure.
"What I think he's really done is raised the bar in the city," Tisdale said. "I think the activity level has risen. I think the employees now have ownership and feel they're a part of Lake Elsinore becoming a great city.".
What Brian Tisdale really means is that he thinks Yates raised the bar "for the city east of I15", the "GOOD SIDE" of I15.