Public Salaries

Bay Area city managers highly paid regardless of city size

Is your top local official the $433,000 guy at a medium-sized Bay Area city — that would be Palo Alto — whose compensation dwarfs the cash and benefits of his contemporaries? Or is she the $294,000 top executive in a city more than double the size — think across the bay to Hayward — with […]

Overtime costs at Bay Area governments soar since recession

As Bay Area governments have slashed their workforces in recent years, overtime pay has exploded, with nearly 1,500 public employees adding at least $50,000 in OT to their gross pay last year. Read More . . .

BART’s top-paid worker of 2012 never worked a day

With a gross salary of more than $333,000, BART’s highest-paid employee last year wasn’t its general manager, police chief or a worker who racked up gobs of overtime scrubbing grime from filthy train seats. It was someone who did no work at all for BART in 2012: Dorothy Dugger, the agency’s former general manager who […]