Below is a list of salaries for the small bed room community of Upland. Upland has a population of approximatively 77,000 people with an median household income in 2009: $65,330. This is a small city is it only 15 square miles. So the city manager makes seven times the median income of the city. even the lowest paid position, Fire Battalion Chief makes more the twice the the cities median income.
Position…Salary / Compensation (salary+benefits)
City Manager…$368,529 / $460,625
Police Chief…$229,724 / $306,621
Fire Chief…$170,698 / $242,390
Public Works Director…$177,030 / $236,004
City Clerk…$175,606 / $231,230
Finance Director…$168,659 / $225,418
Police Captain…$160,940 / $221,201
Community Development Director…$165,422 / $219,618
Police Captain…$160,940 / $219,175
Police Captain…$159,566 / $216,217
Assistant City Manager…$159,569 / $214,418
Human Resources Director…$159,230 / $214,132
Fire Division Chief…$149,066 / $211,156
Fire Battalion Chief…$149,363 / $207,787
Library Director…$150,269 / $202,742
Fire Battalion Chief…$143,830 / $201,274
SOURCE: City of Upland
Something is wrong when city salaries have ballooned to this magnitude. How can the city staff pay themselves these outrageous salaries. Why do normal human beings think this it is OK to take this kind of money.
It is because they think it is their money. After all if we need more money we will just TAX the population more. It is an endless supply of money. Well it is NOT just an endless supply of money. We all work hard for our money to provide a good quality of life to our love ones. So the public sector needs to get real and come back to reality and stop these huge exorbitant salaries. Instead of cutting programs and services cut your dam salary back to a normal salary.
Keep your hand out of my pocket.