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What Martinez City Employees Earned in 2011

San Francisco has 572 workers making more than the governor. How does Martinez compare?

There are 195 city employees in San Francisco who made more than $200,000 in 2012. As Matier and Ross point out in Wednesday’s Chronicle, there are 572 workers in the city who made more than the governor. With a payroll of around $2.5 billion, San Francisco paid more than $3,000 per resident to its employees. 

News of San Francisco's mammoth payroll seemed like a good excuse to test drive the State Controller's new public employee compensation database and see what city workers in Martinez are pulling down these days. 

The State Controller’s newly updated website shows that in 2011 Martinez spent $318 per resident on its 364 municipal employees. Martinez had two positions topping $200,000 mark in 2011 (See second table at bottom of article).  

In 2011, the city's highest paid position was the city manager, with total wages of $226,560, according to the figures on the State Controller's website.

If you haven't explored it yet, the controller's new website has some nifty features for people interested in public employee compensation in California. 

Martinez Municipal Employee Compensation Snapshot for 2011 Martinez Statewide Average Population 35,958 64,930  Number of City Employees 237 620 Ratio of Residents per City Employee 151:1 104:1 Average Wages for City Employees $48,188 $61,059 Amount Spent on Total Wages $11,420,441 Amount Spent per resident $318 Source: California State Controller's Office

 

The Top 10 Highest Paying Positions in Martinez for 2011* Position Total Wages Defined
Benefit Plan Employees' Ret. Cost Covered Deferred Compensation Health, Dental
& Vision City Manager $226,560 $20,701 $15,220 $3,277 $21,003 Police Chief $205,458 $84,382 $18,183 -- $18,762 Director Of Public Works $178,985 $18,857 $12,795 $2,733 $22,058 Assistant City Manager $163,381 $17,112 $11,610 $2,480 $7,418 Sergeant $162,751 $50,370 $10,825 -- $18,762 City Engineer $146,442 $15,641 $10,612 $2,267 $22,042 Finance Manager $143,024 $15,790 $10,712 $2,288 $14,782 Sergeant $141,641 $49,446 $10,647 -- $8,425 Deputy Public Works Director $140,274 $15,194 $10,308 $2,202 $22,058 Police Captain $138,845 $63021 $13,569 -- $18,762 Source: California State Controller * The wages include, salary, overtime, vacation, payouts and bonuses
Lawrence Risner February 21, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Just curious - did the city council ever figure out how to evaluate the performance of the city manager that they themselves hired without having to hire a consultant to do it? Seemed kinda ironic that they knew how to select a candidate for the job but not to know how to measure the job performance once hired. Oh well, looks like we have a rich little city so not to worry!
Beth Eiselman February 21, 2013 at 04:26 PM
You do not list the compensation of the City council--
Chris J Kapsalis February 21, 2013 at 05:13 PM
They make very very little, I believe under $10,000 a year each, but health benifits are a bit more. They probably get some perks.benifits. The positions are advantagous though to their main carreers I would think, at least the ones who own their own buisnesses as a lawyer, realistate or insurnence. Not that there is any funny buisness, but name recognition and being a Mayor or Councilmember cannot be bad for buisess. imo.
Jim Caroompas (Editor) February 21, 2013 at 07:56 PM
@Beth, this subject was covered pretty extensively last year: http://patch.com/A-h6L1 @Chris, are you posting with your phone and no glasses again? "Insurnence? Realistate? Biuisess? Benifits?"
MIKE ALFORD February 21, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Dam ---- Jim Thats The Way I Spell Most The Time ! ( Maybe I Do need To Take A spelling Course) I Didnt Even notice ?
Chris J Kapsalis February 21, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Since when does English make sense Jim?
Anne Mobley February 22, 2013 at 08:06 AM
Good question, Larry. I don't recall ever seeing that mentioned again in the news. You would think the City Council would know if the City Manager (CM) met his milestones. Usually a department head or administrator provides the list of milestones to accomplish in a year and at the end of the year the Council for the CM and the CM for the department heads could ascertain if thiose defined milestones are met without having to hire a consultant to do it. When I was in public service, even my administrative position had milestones to be met for the annual evaluation process. If Martinez isn't doing it, perhaps they should.
MIKE ALFORD February 23, 2013 at 04:24 AM
NOT perhaps ! No if we dont get better leadership in this city ! Its Really Time That The TAX payers Stand up and Demand Answers ! NOW ! And If you couldnt see what a dog & pony show last Wensdays So called NEIGHBORHOOD meeting Well than you should Keep Your Head Barried In The Sand ! Dont start Crying Or Bitching about CONSULTENTS And Why Are We Paying For Them !You Let This Dead Beat city counsel & The City Mgr. Do this to us For the LAST 15 years They are talking about spending more money on an 8000 sq foot restruant What The Hell is wrong With you people This guy Deno was part of the old restaurant at the Marina (The Albatross) It went Broke And The City counsel had it demolished ! And Now when they have DONE NOTHING on fixing the Main Draw (Which The State Has Given Us Millions For) The Martinez Marina ? Yet you all just set there saying why are they paying for another consulent WELL because they Can ! And because You keep voteing them right back in office LET ME GIVE You Reality Check ! There Is Not Going To Be any Restaurant ! Do you Understand ? At a Meeting that was centered on Building & getting Permits Getting Started Dont You Think That The Two So called Parteners of this Project that they said could Be up and Running As Soon as December 2013 DONT YOU THINK (Now Really Think About What Im Saying) Dont you Think They Would Have Showed UP AT the Meeting ? Why ? BECAUSE THEY DONT HAVE THE MONEY to Build It ! BUT They Got Your Mind off the Martinez Marina !!
tom lewis February 23, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Very articulate, thank you Mike. As I recall one big issue at the Albatross was that it kept geting flooded. Right after a renovation it flooded again and the place closed for the last time. How about something positive about development and our City Council. you lost the race and seem a little more bitter than ever. Cool heads prevail. Tom Lewis
MIKE ALFORD February 23, 2013 at 08:27 PM
TOM Just to set the record Straght between you and I I Lost the Race I never thought that I could Win Faceing The Odds That I Did not Have the Money To Compeat with the Busby,Duniven & Siino Machine But In Saying That I went and TOOK the Truth to the people Thats All Im not bitter or upset that is a fact now where have you been the last 8 years I the only meetings Ive seen you get up and talk at Youve been talking about Bus stops comming into martinez ? Someone should try and explain to you (Very Slowley I might Add) that If you think that putting more bus stops comming into martinez that its going to bring people in here to spend more money your a bit confused tom ! First and I will go slow so you can keep up YOU HAVE TO HAVE BUSNESS That they will come for ? See Where are they going to shop for men or womens shoes,work boots,underwhere,uniforms,sport equiment,mens suits, or womens things,childrens toys,chothes Try and Catch the reality of what Im trying to Say Tom Start Bringing Things that people BUY every day And That I Can See Your Point ! Now about the Albtross restruant That you got on me about First Of All Tom Get Your Stories straght THE ALBATROSS Restruat NEVER ever flooded The Tide would come in and would put 6 to 8 inches of water across the west entrece side ! All they Would hav had to do was build a higher or a small walk way ! As For Our DEVELOMPMENT And our Leaders - Please Tom Tell us What they Have Ever Finnish at the Marina.Please Tell Us Tom WHAT
tom lewis February 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Don't believe everything you think Mike. I seem to remember that you supported the Buy America Resolution which the USW, and Contra Costa Central Labor Council brought to the city so your tax dollars would be re-invested in this country putting our residents back to work. Philip Vince says he is still applying these principles to the other city projects which don't even fall under the reinvestment act. Regarding Bus stops: In my view this is a basic Human Right to have decent facilities for commuters, school children, the elderly, and underprivileged. As you heard Mayor Schroder advise me, I took the issues to the CCCTA board of directors Thursday. By the following day, maintenance manager Scott Mitchell had replaced three of the broken benches on Pacheco. Stay tuned, I hope we find ways to do much more. Tom
MIKE ALFORD February 24, 2013 at 02:48 AM
You know Tom ----- Your going to have to refresh my memory on Supporting USW or anyother program that Vince Or the Mayor Other The one Time I got On The all of them for Not signing the city workers Contract ! Now There Is A Real Big Difference in the way You and I are thinking ! See to Learn I have Been to 249 city counsel meetings --- I havent Missed One Meetind in almost 8 years --- Now that doesnt count Marina,Parks & rec, And Planning Comission Meetings --- Now I Go there To Learn & Listen --- See if I Dont Know about something I go and Learn ----- Than I double check what Im talking About --- Ive found out One Very Important Thing ----- That Not Enough people come to these meetings They Feel like they have no power and that its buisness as usual ! and thats not to far from the truth --- But to me it seems like you are trying to get on one of the Mayors Special commisions ? You Know If You Really want to talk about FACTs ---- Feel Free To Call Me ---- This way we wont take up any of PATCH --- Time Or Space ---- Maybe In A real Time Conversation We could See Through What we are both talking about --- 925 - 812 - 2221 --- I think we would at least know where we both stand on facts and what is good for this city --- Call anytime Im open for opinnions & Ideas ---- 24/7 ---- Mike Alford
MIKE ALFORD February 24, 2013 at 02:48 AM
You know Tom ----- Your going to have to refresh my memory on Supporting USW or anyother program that Vince Or the Mayor Other The one Time I got On The all of them for Not signing the city workers Contract ! Now There Is A Real Big Difference in the way You and I are thinking ! See to Learn I have Been to 249 city counsel meetings --- I havent Missed One Meetind in almost 8 years --- Now that doesnt count Marina,Parks & rec, And Planning Comission Meetings --- Now I Go there To Learn & Listen --- See if I Dont Know about something I go and Learn ----- Than I double check what Im talking About --- Ive found out One Very Important Thing ----- That Not Enough people come to these meetings They Feel like they have no power and that its buisness as usual ! and thats not to far from the truth --- But to me it seems like you are trying to get on one of the Mayors Special commisions ? You Know If You Really want to talk about FACTs ---- Feel Free To Call Me ---- This way we wont take up any of PATCH --- Time Or Space ---- Maybe In A real Time Conversation We could See Through What we are both talking about --- 925 - 812 - 2221 --- I think we would at least know where we both stand on facts and what is good for this city --- Call anytime Im open for opinnions & Ideas ---- 24/7 ---- Mike Alford

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