Reedsport principals are withholding a pay raise to their agent, city manager, Rick Hohnbaum, pending a performance evaluation.
Councilors evaluated Hohnbaumâ€™s performance by handing out question-and-answer surveys to a prescribed list of people that also included city personnel who worked directly under Hohnbaum.
â€œWhat Iâ€™ve seen tells me that thereâ€™s a certain performance goal you have to reach,â€ said councilman Bill Otis. â€œAnd I donâ€™t think weâ€™re there yet.â€
Councilwoman Diane Essig agreed.
â€œIf weâ€™re supposed to grant a salary increase based on a criteria of satisfactory or better, these numbers donâ€™t show that satisfactory rating,â€ she said.
At a recent city council meeting a similar executive session was held in evaluation of Coquille city manager, O’Connor’s performance. I missed the last council meeting so have not heard whether any report was prepared to be shared with the public.
Actions taken by the Reedsport council reflect concerns I have raised in my post below.