Lakewood City Council to OK new city manager's contract, $165,000 salary

Staff writerJuly 1, 2013 

The four-month search for a new Lakewood city manager ends tonight when the City Council is poised to approve a contract with Mountlake Terrace City Manager John Caulfield to lead the daily operations of Pierce County’s second-largest city.

Caulfield starts work Sept. 3.

Caulfield would earn $165,000 to start, according to his proposed contract. Former city manager Andrew Neiditz earned $156,124 a year when he resigned in February, according to his most recent employment contract.

The new city manager also will receive $16,000 a year in deferred compensation. Neiditz’s deferred compensation was based on 11 percent of his current base salary, or $17,173 when he resigned.

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