Know Your City Government: 35,771 city workers
|From Cal Watchdog.com|
35,771 city employees
23 residents per city employee
$3,445 amount spent on total wages per resident
$1,035 amount spent on total retirement & health cost per resident
$80,575 average wages for this city's employees
$24,209 average retirement & health cost for this city's employees
$2,882,234,830 total wages paid by this city
$865,992,432 total retirement & health cost paid by this cityRob's comment:
Thanks to State Controller John Chiang, we have some solid information about how much money our overlords in City Hall are making by visiting this site.
First surprise: the city has 35,771 employees! My assumption, based on stories in the press, was that that number was around 25,000.
Second surprise: how overpaid people in the Fire Department are. We learned years ago from the Grand Jury that the Fire Department is the worst offender at "pension-spiking." (Pension Tsunami: The Billion Dollar Bubble) What about "salary-spiking"?
Thanks to Cal Watchdog.com
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