City to hire new senior manager
A new full-time manager will join the permanent ranks of city hall, city council unanimously agreed this week.
Civic politicians agreed to hire a $95,400 corporate energy manager to look after the city’s energy saving programs.
The city created the position in 2007 as a temporary job, and council’s vote Monday will make the position permanent. According to a staff report, the position is currently vacant.
Staff say the position pays for itself, as half the salary is funded by BC Hydro, and energy saving programs saved the city $124,470 in 2009 and $479,710 in 2010.
Staff also argued the position is also needed to “achieve the city’s corporate agenda.” In 2010, council adopted an energy reduction target of 10 per cent from 2007 levels—and a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 33 per cent less than 2007 emissions, while accommodating regional growth.