A Top-Heavy Administration

April 16, 2006 0 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Mayor Peyton has chosen to pay bigger salaries to more of his staff. Is this what Mayor Peyton meant when he promised us he would run government like a business? In 2002, the last full year of Mayor Delaney’s administration, the Mayoral staff consisted of 18 people. Of these 18, 22% made a six-figure salary. That is only four people: Mayor Delaney, Sam Mousa, Audrey Moran and Eric Green. Together these four were paid a combined total of $623,148.24. Adjusted for inflation, at a rate of 2% per year, that would be the equivalent of $671,845.00 in salaries today.

This is in stark contrast to the top-heavy administration that Mayor Peyton has put together that now consists of double the number of staffers who are paid six-figure salaries.  These eight staffers make a combined total of $1,248,033.00.  Overall, Peyton has increased the mayoral staff to 23 people.  Even with this increase in the number of staffers, the percentage of those making six-figure salaries has increased to 35%.  The eight big money staffers and their salaries are as follows...


Dan Kleman Chief Admin Officer $192,000
John Peyton Mayor $166,533
Pete Jackson Office of Faith-based Policies $147,000
Adam Hollingsworth Chief of Strategic Initiatives $147,000
Roslyn Phillips Deputy Chief Administrative Officer $124,000
Susie Wiles Chief of Special Initiatives & Communication $154,500
Steve Diebenow Chief of Staff $157,000
Alan Mosley COO $160,000