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#41 Jackerbie

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:19 AM

^ Job posting says it's the result of a retirement, so either a replacement of the same position or CoV is using the opportunity to do a little restructuring.

 

FWIW, it's likely that the GM is the head honcho and the Directors report to the GM, not the other way around. That's how it is in Richmond, at least. One GM of Planning and Development, and then four Directors: Engineering, Development, Transportation, and Building Approvals.


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#42 shoeflack

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:47 AM

In Victoria, the structure is as follows for staff (most departments have a similar structure):

 

City Manager

  v

Director of Engineering & Public Works (Fraser Work)

  v

Assistant Director, Public Works (Ed Robertson)

  v

4-5 Managers of various departments (i.e.: Parking, Utilities, Transportation Design, etc.)

 

The job description doesn't match up to this structure very well, so curious if it's actually Ed Robertson that's retiring as Assistant Director, and the "Head of Public Works" is replacing that role. As far as I'm aware, Fraser Work is hanging around.


Edited by shoeflack, 08 January 2019 - 11:48 AM.

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#43 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:55 AM

How on earth does he manage to do that job as well as lead the Barenaked Ladies?


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#44 Linear Thinker

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:18 PM

Of late, they have been changing from assistant director to Head.

They felt having Assistant Director Public Works would lead others to ask, "Well who is the Director of Public Works then?"

Source, I work there.

And yes, its a retirement replacement.

 

In Victoria, the structure is as follows for staff (most departments have a similar structure):

 

City Manager

  v

Director of Engineering & Public Works (Fraser Work)

  v

Assistant Director, Public Works (Ed Robertson)

  v

4-5 Managers of various departments (i.e.: Parking, Utilities, Transportation Design, etc.)

 

The job description doesn't match up to this structure very well, so curious if it's actually Ed Robertson that's retiring as Assistant Director, and the "Head of Public Works" is replacing that role. As far as I'm aware, Fraser Work is hanging around.


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#45 Nparker

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 07:58 AM

I enjoy public art, but at a time of continual civic budget increases I think this is one job that could be left vacant, at least for the time-being.

The City of Victoria wants to fill the Artist in Residence position with a professional artist who has experience in visual media and performance arts, and can work with city staff to create public art that will enhance the city and broaden the community's involvement in the arts...the contract for the selected artist lasts two years, and despite the $42,000 salary, the Artist in Residence is a part time position, logging just 20 hours a week.


http://www.iheartrad...dence-1.9065235

I get that $42,000 is a drop in the bucket, but leaving this position unfilled would indicate that the CoV is taking a hard look at its fiscal priorities.



#46 Mike K.

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:47 AM

Isn't this position the one that conceived of this $250,000 piece of art?


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#47 Nparker

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:54 AM

Probably.



#48 rjag

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:40 AM

Isn't this position the one that conceived of this $250,000 piece of art?

 

Its like a toast rack


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#49 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 10:26 AM

Of the four communities, Oak Bay is the only one where more money went to municipal workers who make $75,000 or less than to those above that level in 2020. Oak Bay paid its 578 employees who earned $75,000 and under a total of $9,693,694, while higher pay bracket group (59 employees), earned $6,700,920.

 

Oak Bay paid a total of the $16,394,614 to its 614 municipal employees in 2020. Based on 2016 census population figures, that makes Oak Bay’s workers the best paid per capita of the four local municipalities.

 

 

 

 

 

anybody actually know what 614 oak bay employees actually do all day?  sure police fire parks and recreation.  but still seems like a lot for a municipality of 18,000.

 

https://www.vicnews....municipalities/


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#50 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 10:59 AM

That tweed curtain doesn't guard itself.


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#51 m3m

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 04:01 PM

Oak Bay Rec alone probably has at least 150 employees. 



#52 baconnbits

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 06:22 PM

Oak Bay rec
Town hall
Fire
Police
Parks department including the oak bay dump and municipal maintenence workers.
1 employee per 300 residents.
Economies of scale at play. They have a small population but still need the same base employees.
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#53 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 05:33 AM

Saanich should explain departure of CAO

 

The slogan “Serving the People” figures prominently on the cover page of the latest Statement of Financial Information for Saanich, but is it true?

 

Eye-watering taxpayers find it unacceptable that Mayor Fred Haynes and council are not fully transparent about the most recent departure of Saanich’s chief administrative officer. The public interest needs to be served.

 

Why is there such a frequent turnover of CAOs in the region followed by golden handshakes, parachutes and costly severances? About six years ago, the departure of the last CAO in Saanich cost taxpayers a princely $476,000, although Sooke takes top honours among the 13 municipalities with the expensive departures of seven CEOs since incorporation in 1999.

 

How will Saanich district be impacted at budget time with the loss of a CAO – the “critical linchpin between the political and the professional public service” – and the key to whether a municipality runs well?

 

The importance of the job is reflected in the $288,176 salary in 2020, the highest-paid employee in the region’s largest municipality.

 

Haynes told CTV News “it was the collective will of council to go in a new direction.” So why not tell us what that new direction is and why it requires a senior staff change, whether a severance can be justified and how much it’s going to cost taxpayers?

 

At the end of the day, who will best be served? Without full disclosure, Saanich council clearly doesn’t believe in its own motto.

 

John Treleaven, Chair, Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater ­Victoria
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https://www.timescol...e-ships-4829782


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#54 Nparker

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 08:05 AM

 

Haynes told CTV News “it was the collective will of council to go in a new direction

Saanich council was elected to serve the residents of their region. The public deserves to know the reasons for the "new direction".



 



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