If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s really worth a look. In the wake of the Bell scandal, the State Controller’s Office has put up a database of local-government salaries, which makes for some fascinating reading. Browse the cities, listed in alphabetical order, and hit “View Data” to select one. Then, to work yourself into what will no doubt be a frothing fit, click on the “Annual Maximum Salary” to rearrange the jobs to display in order of remuneration.In San Francisco, Numero Uno on the list is the head of MUNI, who makes $315,140. I would say “no comment,” but that would sound like a comment…
Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.