Salaries and Expenses Rise at City Hall
Prince George, B.C. – The evening, Council will be receiving the annual report on remuneration and expenses for all employees and Council for the City of Prince George and the numbers are up.
The Statement of Financial Information for 2016, indicates the City had 955 employees last year, that’s 34 more than had been reported in 2015.
Of those 955 employees , 289 were pulling in salaries greater than $75 thousand dollars a year. The number of people making more than $75 grand in 2016 is an increase of 17 over the previous year’s numbers.
There are ten employees who are making more than $150 thousand a year, with City Manager Kathleen Soltis at the top of that list. Her salary last year was $239,983.88.
Last year, the total remuneration to all employees was just over $55 million dollars.
When it comes to Mayor and Council, Mayor Lyn Hall tops the list for expenses in 2016.
His $13,591.84 in expenses last year, doubled what he had spent in his first year in office.
Councillor Garth Frizzell, is in second place with $10,720.57 in expenses, largely attributed to his work with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, which, while reimbursing his expenses, those reimbursement payments may not have been received before the December 31st, 2016 deadline.
Here are the numbers for Mayor and Council:
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- Councillor Frizzell had an expense deficit in 2015 as payments made from FCM expenses in 2014 came in past the previous year’s deadline