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Raises For City Department Heads

February 25, 1988

Department of Water and Power General Manager Paul Lane, Department of Airports Executive Director Clifton Moore and Police Chief Daryl F. Gates remain the three highest-paid city employees under merit pay increases approved Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council for city general managers. The range of raises, which are retroactive to last July 1, could have been from zero to as high as the council wished to make them. The highest salaries are listed first.

DEPARTMENT GENERAL MANAGER SALARY NEW SALARY Water and Power Paul Lane $140,710 $150,566 Airports Clifton Moore $134,446 $143,863 Police Daryl F. Gates $127,389 $136,305 Fire Donald Manning $120,603 $129,038 Administrative Officer Keith Comrie $117,513 $128,099 Building & Safety Frank Kroeger $117,262 $127,806 Harbor Ezunial Burts $115,383 $123,463 City Engineer Robert Horii $109,035 $116,677 Legislative Analyst William McCarley $105,256 $114,736 Recreation & Parks James Hadaway $100,475 $107,511 Transportation** Donald Howery $100,475 $107,511 Planning Kenneth Topping $100,475 $107,511 Personnel Jack Driscoll $94,545 $103,064 Municipal Auditorium Dick Walsh $95,255 $101,915 Sanitation Delwin Biagi $92,812 $99,305 Library Wyman Jones $92,812 $99,305 City Clerk Elias Martinez $90,243 $96,570 Information Services Wendell Meyer $84,752 $90,682 Street Maintenance* Patrick Howard $84,501 $87,884 Contract Administrator* C. Bernard Gilpin $80,889 $84,126 Street Lighting George Eslinger $76,692 $82,058 Animal Regulation Robert Rush $76,692 $82,058 Treasurer* Leonard Rittenberg $77,110 $80,200 Telecommunications Susan Herman $74,562 $79,782 Employee Retirement Jerry Bardwell $70,804 $75,753 Pensions Gary Mattingly $70,804 $75,753 Social Service Robert Burns $60,448 $63,559

DEPARTMENT % INCREASE Water and Power 7.0 Airports 7.0 Police 7.0 Fire 7.0 Administrative Officer 9.0 Building & Safety 9.0 Harbor 7.0 City Engineer 7.0 Legislative Analyst 9.0 Recreation & Parks 7.0 Transportation** 7.0 Planning 7.0 Personnel 9.0 Municipal Auditorium 7.0 Sanitation 7.0 Library 7.0 City Clerk 7.0 Information Services 7.0 Street Maintenance* 4.0 Contract Administrator* 4.0 Street Lighting 7.0 Animal Regulation 7.0 Treasurer* 4.0 Telecommunications 7.0 Employee Retirement 7.0 Pensions 7.0 Social Service 5.1

* Department head hired too late for consideration of a merit increase, received the flat 4% hike given to other management personnel.

** Retired in late December, 1987. Will be eligible for retroactive pay increase for that portion of the year he completed.

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