Sunday, April 20, 2014

For city managers, a slew of pay, perks

San Diego Union Tribune reports:
One city manager is guaranteed to earn 15 percent more than his second-highest paid employee. Another was granted up to $2,500 in public funds to pay for lawyers or other experts to advise him on his employment contract.

San Diego County city manager salaries average more than $200,000, and on top of that, many of them get cars and personal computers paid for. They receive life insurance plans and extra money to pay housing, cellphone and professional membership bills.

Most top city administrators collect tens of thousands a year in retirement benefits above their base salaries and many accrue weeks of leave time that can be converted to more cash.
The rent-seeking class cleans up.