BEVERLY HILLS—During the June 1, City Council Formal Session, the Beverly Hills City Council will consider amendments to the Executive Compensation Plan. The proposed modifications include:

-Decreasing the 20 pay tiers to four pay bands, grouping like executives with similar compensation levels together with no change to the maximum pay threshold for the proposed Plan;

-Effective July 1, 2021, tie cost of living, health plan benefits, non-pensionable wellness pay, and deferred compensation contribution changes to the Management and Professional bargaining agreement, with future years’ additions/provisions for these benefits tied to future negotiated changes;

-Eliminate three positions from the executive ranks, resulting from the CalPERS Two Year Early Retirement Program;

-Reclassification of the Public Information Manager position to an Executive Level Chief Communications Officer position;

-Institute four job classification title changes as part of City reorganization.

According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, the changes listed above will result in an increase of $635,000 over two years, which is exclusive of the budget reductions resulting from the three positions eliminated as part of the CalPERS Two Year Retirement Program (savings of $748,000 annually).

While not required per the city’s labor relations ordinance (Beverly Hills Municipal Code, Article 5 Section 2-5-503-B), as is the case with the City’s represented employee groups, the Executive Compensation Plan’s proposed amendments will be posted on the city’s website at on May 18, two weeks before the scheduled meeting.