Wasden may make $202,296 in Turlock

Roy Wasden will be the highest-paid city manager in Stanislaus County when he begins work in Turlock this summer if the City Council approves his contract tonight.

Wasden, Modesto's police chief, would earn $202,296 in base salary each year under his proposed agreement with Turlock. He also would be eligible for a $500 monthly car allowance and $100 a month for a cell phone or other technology.

Modesto City Manager Greg Nyhoff's base salary is $195,000.

As police chief, Wasden's salary was $165,131.

The Turlock council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today at 156 S. Broadway.