The Bend City Council voted to give City Manager Eric King a $3000 raise next year, following a positive job performance review. Mayor Kathie Eckman says Eric King is well deserving of the 2% raise. “The economy the way it’s been with the recession, he had not had a salary increase. He did turn it down. He wanted to set an example for the staff. He didn't feel comfortable taking a remuneration for the last three years.” Eric King's salary for 2011 will be just over $150,000. The City is starting to implement a performance compensation program for managers instead of an automatic cost of living increase.