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Jakel likely to be named next interim city manager

Martinez Tribune

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will consider Wednesday, Dec. 16, whether to bring Jim Jakel back on in an interim basis once City Manager Rob Braulik leaves.

Braulik, who was hired Feb. 4, announced Nov. 17 he would be leaving at the end of the year to pursue a job in the private sector.

Jakel, the former city manager of Antioch from 2003 to 2013, was one of Martinez’s three interim city managers who took turns between the departure of Phil Vince in October 2013 and Braulik’s hiring.

The consulting service agreement under consideration would hire Jakel as interim city manager from Jan. 1, 2016, to April 15, 2016, “or until the appointment of a new City Manager if that occurs prior to April 15, 2016.”

Although his employment would be temporary and part time, Jakel would be considered a Martinez employee but not a member of its civil service.

His hours generally would be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. He would work those hours some Thursdays, but would not work Fridays, the agreement states. The pact would allow him two vacations of up to 13 days as well as occasional days off.

He would be compensated for city work performed away from city-owned sites.

The agreement calls for Jakel to be paid $98.45 an hour and the city would make payroll contributions and withholding as required by Social Security, but he would receive no benefits or any California Public Employees Retirement System credit.

The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Martinez City Hall, 525 Henrietta St.

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