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|
|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|