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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 8:50 pm | Updated: 10:40 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Council gives city attorney, clerk raises

Scottsdale's city attorney and city clerk were each unanimously voted raises Tuesday by the City Council.

Council gives city attorney, clerk raises

Scottsdale's city attorney and city clerk were each unanimously voted raises Tuesday by the City Council.

City Attorney Deborah Robberson's salary will increase to $163,820 from $157,518, a 4 percent raise. She will maintain her $450 monthly car allowance and receive $16,380 annually in deferred compensation.

City Clerk Carolyn Jagger's salary will increase to $112,257 from $101,254, an 11 percent raise. Jagger will receive $11,225 per year in deferred compensation but does not receive a car allowance.

This is the first raises for council-appointed officials since January 2007. At that time, Robberson received a 5 percent raise and Jagger a 10 percent raise.

The council did not review the performance of three positions that are filled by interim appointments. This includes acting City Manager John Little, acting City Auditor Brent Stockwell and acting City Treasurer Craig Clifford.

Brian Powell, (480) 970-2341

DPS to step up holiday enforcement

The Arizona Department of Public Safety will use intensive enforcement to keep highways safe during Fourth of July weekend. Last year, the holiday was on a Wednesday and one person died on the state's highway system. During the last three-day Fourth of July holiday in 2006, the same system had five fatal crashes.

DPS will increase enforcement efforts during peak crash times. This coincides with DPS' participation in Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort, a national initiative that relies on state law enforcement agencies to reduce highway crashes, especially during the holiday period.

For more information, visit

John Leptich, (480) 898-5687

State troopers give driving safety tips

State troopers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety offer this advice to motorists for the holiday weekend:

If you plan on drinking, make sure you have a designated driver or plan to call a cab. Once you start drinking, your ability to make sound decisions decreases with each drink.

Impaired driving extends beyond the consumption of alcohol. Don't use illegal drugs or drive while on prescription drugs that may impair your driving ability.

A seat belt will ensure that you stop with your car. Without it, you may end up being thrown from the vehicle if you are involved in a crash.

Speeding greatly increases the chances of a collision and reduces the amount of time a motorist will have to avoid one. Following speed limits will decrease the chances of serious injury or death in a collision.

Make sure your calls and text messages have been made before you drive.

John Leptich, (480) 898-5687

Learn about training goals, equipment

The owners/athletes of TripleSports, a Scottsdale athletics gear store, present "Triathlon 101" 6:30 p.m. July 16 at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Learn about training goals, equipment needed, the race and transitional techniques.

For information or to register, call (80) 312-7323 or visit

City desk, (480) 970-2330

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