AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Amarillo City Manager Jared Miller is getting a $19,000 raise.
The city council held a special meeting Monday to discuss Miller's "overdue" performance evaluation and employment agreement.
They voted 4-1 to give Miller a 6.5% raise. Councilman Cole Stanley voted against it.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally stated Miller received a 6-percent increase.
According to the list of city employee salaries obtained by ABC 7 News, Miller was making $294,000. With the raise, he'll make $311,640.
Miller was hired in January 2017 after a 15-month search.
His predecessor, Jarrett Atkinson, resigned in October 2015.
During public comment, people asked the council why wait for new council to take over. That election is May 6.
Councilman Dr. Eddie Sauer said the "city can’t afford (another long search)."
Councilman Howard Smith said its about stability.
There is no term on the contract. According to the city, it can be terminated without cause by a 4-1 council vote (or 3-2 with cause).
Mayor Ginger Nelson said she hopes the next council will base its decision on performance and not politics.