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City of Lodi $100,000 earners

The number of city employees who make six figures more than doubled since 2009

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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:15 am

Among city of Lodi employees, 82 earned more than $100,000 in 2012 — up from 30 in 2009. City officials say the difference is in overtime hours, especially among fire and police employees, which were rare in 2007 and 2008.

“For the city, overtime is cheaper (than hiring more staff),” said Councilwoman JoAnne Mounce. “I know that it probably looks terrible to have that many people making that kind of money, but they’re putting in the hours.”

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3 comments:

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 8:11 am on Mon, Aug 12, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    This article is incomplete specifically because, as Mr. Cheney stated, What exactly are the costs of benefits and retirement that prevent the hiring of additional personnel?

    What actually are the "base salaries" of these individuals? Obviously, the HR Director has simply run a payroll report that shows total TAXABLE COMPENSATION. Is that the number we are seeing here - what these individuals are seeing on their W2 forms, or is it actual GROSS income, i.e., income earned before any pre-tax deductions?

    LNS needs to dig a little deeper here so the citizens of Lodi are receiving the correct information, i.e., are $50K employees earning $50K PLUS in overtime? If so, is it truly more cost effective to give overtime and not hire additional personnel?

    Let's get more info, so the citizens of Lodi who are paying for this can see the true "value" of their investment.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:18 pm on Sat, Aug 10, 2013.

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    And these figures are very vague. How about benefits, car allowance, travel, phone and expenses for their Wine & Roses weekend getaways?

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:17 pm on Sat, Aug 10, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 501

    Wow! And most employees today are given huge pay cuts and paying much of their own benefits too. Why is the city of Lodi so generous? Oh, I forgot, the good o' boys and very few girls take care of one another. Go get em' three amigos?

     
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