As city leaders gathered at the last week to hear Mayor Al Nagy speak on how to expand Newark's economic development, one man stood outside to stand up against city employees' six-figure salaries.
A large sign leaned against a light pole with the salaries of the Newark's city manager, community development director, human resources director and police chief painted in white.
The Newark resident, John Henneberry, said his objective is to bring awareness to how much certain city employees get paid per year.
According to a city document provided by City Clerk Sheila Harrington, the base annual salaries as of 2011-12 for the positions are as follows:
- City Manager John Becker: $205,234
- Community Development Director Terrence Grindall: $171,011
- Human Resources Director Abe Asako: $168,000
- Police Chief James Leal: $188,508
(These figures do not reflect figures pertaining to medical, overtime, pension 401K or other wages that certain city employees are given.)
Collectively, city employee salaries total approximately $14.5 million a year.
Newark Patch plans to futher analyze the salaries of city employees. Check back for a more detailed report in the future.