Public outcry over the $800,000 paid to the city manager in tiny Bell, Calif.,
is prompting greater scrutiny of city employees' wages across the country.
The good news is no such extraordinary excess exists in the mayor's office of Portland City Hall.
But despite shedding several jobs in his office
this summer, Mayor Sam Adams
has 25 employees and one vacancy for a full-time police liaison. Around this time last year, before he added the Police Bureau
to his portfolio, he had 24 employees and one vacancy.
Here's his current staff and their pay:
- Kimberly Schneider, economic development, $69,899.18, with the Portland Development Commission paying half.
- Sierra Stringfield, executive assistant, $51,403.30
- Megan Ponder, planning and sustainability, $45,779.76, with PDC paying half and Planning & Sustainability the other.
- Robert Ingram, youth-violence prevention, $77,104.82
- Roy Kaufmann, communications director, $82,236.70
- Cevero Gonzalez, executive assistant, $68,616.08
- Reese Lord, education, $56,535.18
- Kali Ladd, education, $59,614.10
- Warren Newberry, economic development, $56,535.18
- Jennifer Yocom, arts and culture, $66,820
- Thomas Peavey, youth-violence prevention, $57,054.40
- Tom Miller, chief of staff, $99,641.88, with Office of Management and Finance paying 70 percent
- Amy Ruiz, planning and sustainability, $56,535.18, with the planning bureau paying 100 percent
- Lisa Libby, planning and sustainability, $69,899.18, with the planning bureau paying 100 percent
- Warren Jimenez, deputy chief of staff, $82,771.26, with OMF paying 70 percent
- Grace Uwagbae, manager, $51,403.30
- Alacia Lauer, part-time service aide, $20,001.28
- Paul Peterson, new media, $51,403.30
- Todd Diskin, youth corp coordination, $49,414.82
- Sam Adams, mayor, $118,144.00
- Catherine Ciarlo, transportation, $66,820.00 with the Bureau of Transportation paying 100 percent
- Noah Siegel, international relations, $65,000.00
- Katja Dillmann, transportation, $50,000.00 with PBOT paying 100 percent
- Inna Levin, part-time service aide, $20,001.28
- Cary Clarke, arts and culture, $42,500
- Robin Springer, part-time police liaison, $37,998.48, with the Police Bureau paying 100 percent