The city of Los Angeles has become the largest city to post the salaries online of all its employees, since the break of the salary scandal of the City of Bell. ”In light of what happened in Bell, I thought it was important for Los Angeles to set an example and post the salary of every city employee online,” said Wendy Greuel, city controller. She went on to say..”this is an important step to provide greater transparency and openness in how taxpayer dollars are spent.”
The online posting of salaries was available as of last Friday, August 6, 2010, and lists every position in the City of Los Angeles sorted out by department, department title & salary. The individual employee names of each position are not mentioned. Greuel also said that the site will be update later this year, when actual employee furloughs and overtimes are factored in as well, for more of an accurate picture. Updates will continue, quarterly from that point on.
Salaries of the DWP employees are not included in this list, as they are not managed by the city controller’s office.