The Pima County Board of Supervisors has approved a new employment contract for county Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.
The new four year contract includes an $8,000 increase in Huckelberry’s base salary from $280,000 to $288,000 per year.
Supervisors Ally Miller and Steve Christy expressed concern about the new contract and increased pay for the longtime county administrator.
“I was hoping [Huckelberry] would take advantage of this time to retire, it’d be an ideal time to do it, we could have smooth transition with a fresh, clean, slate, fresh set of eyes in our community, in the county administrator capacity, for whatever reason he chose not to do that,” Christy said.
The contract was ultimately approved 3 to 2. Supporting supervisors say Huckelberry has performed well in bringing new jobs to Pima County.