Grover Beach chief doing double duty
October 31, 2013
The Grover Beach City Council voted unanimously to make Police Chief Jim Copsey the assistant city manager and chief of police concurrently starting on Oct. 28.
Copsey is now responsible for stepping in if the city managers is unavailable, helping with city council agendas, assisting the city manager and working with the executive team. The additional position pays $13,230 a year which increases Copsey’s base salary to $144,192..
City Manager Bob Perrault suggested the change noting that Copsey stepped in for him during a six-week unexpected absence earlier this year, at a time the city was dealing with several projects.
“This incidence brought to light the fact that a vacancy in the office can occur without notice and can have impacts throughout the municipal organization,” Perrault said in a staff report.