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PA City Mgr total comp - +/- $540k per year???!!!

Original post made by Diogenes on Oct 21, 2011

Frequent readers of this Forum will recall my prior posts regarding aspects of Palo Alto City Manager Jim Keene's compensation - unreported "off the books" deferred compensation, uncalculated and unreported annual housing subsidy value, "transportation" allowance., etc.

My curiosity was first piqued by articles in the Palo Alto Free Press which have not been picked up by any other media, and more recently by a posting here by VoxPop, who challanged me to do more and better research on the topic before posting. Accordingly, I have proceeded to so do, and am providing my findings herein.

This is what I have found regarding the total value of all aspects of the compensation that City Manager James Keene receives from the City of Palo Alto:

1. $260,000 base salary, as reported to the League of Cities in 2010
2. $130,000 benefit value for medical, dental, retirement, sick leave, etc. at a 50% factor as indicated by City budget and payroll staff.
3. $ 36,750 "off the books" deferred compensation
4. $ 7,800 "transportation" allowance.
5. $105,000 unreported housing subsidy value, per my prior analysis
$539,550 Total compensation value per year

Next up: A comparison to other Cities.....

I remain

I note that comments were not restricted in my last posting. Hopefully that practice will continue.

Comments (3)

Posted by Joanna, a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

That is disgusting! What an outrage!

Posted by Occupy, a resident of Community Center
on Oct 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Interesting. Who makes compensation decisions for Palo Alto City officials and employees?

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Just fire three firefighters and you've made it back.

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