Politics & Government

New city manager Marcus Jones starts in Charlotte

jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte’s new city manager, Marcus Jones, started work Thursday.

Jones, who had been the manager in Norfolk, Va., was hired by the City Council in October. He replaces interim city manager Ron Kimble, who became the city’s lead official after former city manager Ron Carlee left in July. Kimble is expected to continue working with the city for a few weeks or months to help Jones in his transition.

Jones’ total compensation will be $329,000, which includes $29,000 in deferred compensation. He also will receive an expense allowance and a car allowance of $5,700 a year. He will be eligible for a temporary housing allowance of $2,000 a month for a year.

Jones’ agreement with the city is not a contract, though he would be paid a severance package if he’s terminated before he completes his first three years.

If he is let go in his first year, he would receive a full year’s pay.

Steve Harrison

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