The former executive director of the Port of Long Beach who resigned to become a consultant to the city will be paid $138,000 a year plus $10,000 for expenses, the Redevelopment Agency board decided this week.
The salary approved Monday for Joseph F. Prevratil is substantially higher than the $110,046 a year he received as port director. In addition, he will be able to take on outside consulting tasks for additional income.
Prevratil helped work out an arrangement in which the port will pay for expansion of the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, and then resigned to head the project as a private consultant. Prior to directing the port for a year, he was president of Wrather Port Properties Ltd. and was credited with successfully managing the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose.