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City Council to consider 10% salary increase for city manager, attorney and banning flavored tobacco, vaping devices

Pharmacies would no longer be able to sell any type of tobacco product should the ordinance go into effect

The Redwood City Council on Monday is considering salary increases for City Attorney Veronica Ramirez and City Manager Melissa Stevenson Diaz to $285,067 and $334,250, respectively.

Diaz would see a 10 percent increase from her current annual salary of $303,864. The last time Diaz received a wage increase was in 2019. Ramirez received a salary increase the same year. Her salary would also see a 10 percent increase from her current annual salary of $259,152.

The proposed wage increases would result in an annual approximate cost of $80,000, according to a city document. 

The sale and distribution of vaping and other types of electronic cigarettes could soon be banned in Redwood City as the council previews an ordinance that could also prohibit flavored tobacco products.

Pharmacies would no longer be able to sell any type of tobacco product should the ordinance go into effect. The ordinance will only be considered and a vote on it will not take place until a later date.

To see more of Monday's agenda, visit the city's website here

See other city employee proposed salaries.

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