12% raise in the works for Medford’s city manager

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford’s city manager may be getting a new raise soon.

The city council will look at Brian Sjothun’s contract at a meeting on Thursday.

A new proposal would give him a 12% raise, bringing his base salary to $170,000.

Under the new contract, Sjothun would also get a $500 monthly vehicle allowance.

The raise increase could bring Sjothun’s salary up to par with salaries of other city managers such as Bend City Manager Eric King. Bend has a population of about 10,000 more citizens than Medford.

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