New database lists city-county salaries
October 25, 2010
In the wake of the city of Bell scandal, state officials unveiled a new website Monday detailing the salaries of city and county workers across California. [LA Times]
The new site, created by State Controller John Chiang, allows users to search for the salary, pension benefits and other compensation for more than 594,000 city and county employees throughout California.
Cities who fail to provide the information face fines of up to $5,000.
“The absence of transparency and accountability invites corruption, self-dealing and the abuse of public funds,” Chiang said. “This website will help taxpayers scrutinize local government compensation and force public officials to account for how they spend public resources.”
The information is listed by job title, not by name.