SLO hires new Public Works head
November 26, 2012
The City of San Luis Obispo has hired a new Public Works director from out of the area. [Tribune]
Daryl Grigsby, previously the director of Public Works in Pomona, will earn an annual salary of $154,544. City management did not disclose his additional benefits package.
Grigsby replaces Jay Walter, who left the city in July with an annual salary of $151,450 and a total compensation of $222,141. Walter served as director of Public Works for about a decade.
City Manager Katie Lichtig said Grigsby will receive a salary at the top of his job’s range due to prior experience as a public works director and his compensation in Pomona.
“He has a proven track record of success,” Lichtig said.
Grigsby has worked in public works for more than 30 years. In addition to his work in Pomona, Grigsby also worked in Kirkland, Wash., San Diego, Seattle and King County, Wash.
In San Luis Obispo, Grigsby will oversee 75 employees and a $23 million annual budget.
Lichtig has replaced the majority of major department heads since assuming her position in January 2010. The city must also hire a new finance director since Charles Bourbeau recently resigned.