After a thorough performance evaluation of Fremont City Manager Mark Danaj on December 10, 2019, including the use of a professional facilitator to gather feedback from each Councilmember, the Fremont City Council unanimously approved the following increases at the regularly scheduled January 14, 2020 Council meeting: a 4% merit increase for superior job performance over the course of Mr. Danaj’s first year of employment with the City of Fremont and a 4% cost of living increase in June of this year. This increase is reflective of merit, while the cost of living increase will be provided to all represented City employees as a result of recently concluded labor contract negotiations. Additionally, the availability of funds that have already been allocated to address moving expenses for Mr. Danaj was extended for another 12 months.
“The Council has been impressed with Mark’s job performance during his first year on the job,” said Mayor Lily Mei. “Mark brings innovative solutions to Fremont’s unique challenges, opportunities, and culture.”
Mr. Danaj’s new annual salary effective September 10, 2019 will be $323,398. Effective June 21, 2020 his annual salary will be $336,334 when the cost of living increase goes into effect.