Pay Raise for Santa Rosa City Manager
Maraskeshia Smith is the City Manager for Santa Rosa. She has been in the position since January 2022. Ms. Smith will receive a 5% merit increase and a 2.5% cost of living adjustment. That will increase her salary from $276,750 to $297,853 annually. Future merit raises will bring Ms. Smith’s salary to $328,296 by June 2024. She also receives health and other benefits. The new agreement also includes a five-year contract that will keep her in the job until 2028.
The Santa Rosa City Manager oversees a workforce of about 1,280 employees and a general fund budget of about $200 Million. A recent study indicated that Ms. Smith earned on average 16% less than her peers at other cities.