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SEQUIM—The Sequim City Council completed a performance review of City Manager Charlie Bush during an Executive Session on Saturday, February 6, 2016.
The Council used a rating system of 1-10, with 8 representing “very good,” 9 representing “excellent,” and reserving 10 for a score of “perfect.” The Council rated Bush with an overall score of 8.7 for his first five months as Sequim City Manager.
“The Council recognized that it is early in Charlie’s tenure, and there are some things we will be able to better evaluate once he has been here for a full budget cycle, but we are very pleased with the level of communication we have with Charlie and how well his empowering management style has been received by staff,” said Mayor Dennis Smith.
Bush was also acknowledged for his weekly updates to the City Council and how he is working to bring community partners together.
The review session touched on areas that the Council would like to see as priorities for the near future, including an emphasis on reducing property crime rates and a sensitivity to local perceptions. These areas will be explored in greater depth at the City Council retreat later in the spring, where Council Goals will be established for the coming year.
In an Executive Session on February 8, 2016, the City Council agreed to a 1.5% raise for Bush, which is consistent with other non-represented staff in the City.
“I appreciate the City Council taking the time to give me solid feedback early in my appointment as City Manager,” said Charlie Bush. “I look forward to working with the Council and City staff in continuing to build relationships in the community and to ensure Sequim is a great place to live.”