Prior to the adoption of Ord. 18254 on 09/20/2004, Section 19-88 read as follows.

    (a) The city manager may authorize cash bonus additional payments to employees:

    (1)    In lieu of or in addition to merit raises;

    (2)    For instances of exceptional performance;

     (3)    For successfully assuming additional and/or advanced responsibilities on a temporary basis;

    (4)    For providing a suggestion which results in significant cost savings; and/or;

    (5)    For working significantly and meritoriously beyond the normal work schedule and being ineligible for formal overtime remuneration.

    (b) Every six (6) months the city manager shall provide the council with a concise summary of any special increases granted within the context of this section.

    (c) Such payments shall not exceed ten (10) percent of the employee's annual prevailing rate of pay without the approval of the city council.

(Code 1964, § 22.520)