Wildomar approves pay raise for city manager, Nigg named mayor for 2020

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Eagle Scout Chris Ramos receives a proclamation from Wildomar Mayor Marsha Swanson for his Eagle Scout project that created a Little Free Library at Marna O’Brien Park. Courtesy photo
Wildomar city manager Gary Nordquist received a boost in pay for 2020 with a 4-1 vote by the Wildomar City Council Wednesday, Dec. 11. Nordquist will be compensated $219,000 for his work with the city in the coming year. “Gary for many years did two jobs and didn’t receive a raise at all for many years,” Councilwoman Bridgette Moore said, in favor of the proposed raise. “I would err on the side of paying for quality over underpaying for somebody and getting crap,” Mayor Pro Tem Dustin Nigg said. “With that in mind, I recognized the standards across the region. The alternative in my eyes is lowering our standards and not paying what some would consider a premium and seeing the effects of that.” Resident Monty Goddard complained that Nordquist would rank third in ci
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