Cost of Council for 2014 Released
Prince George, B.C.- When it comes to expenses on City Council, Councillor Garth Frizzell topped the list in 2014.
In the Statement of Financial Information to be reviewed at the upcoming meeting of Council on Monday, the report says Councillor Frizzell racked up $14,864.83 in expenses last year, a full ten thousand dollars more than spent on expenses in 2013.
Of those who completed the full year, and were re-elected, only Councillors Frank Everitt and Brian Skakun saw their expenses decline in 2014, compared to their spending in the previous year.
The information is part of the Statement of Financial Information that will be presented to Council on Monday night at the regular Council meeting.
Here are the details on who spent what in 2014.
Keep in mind, that on the list below, some newly elected who were in office for less than a month (they are marked with *) and the amounts for those who were not re-elected (marked with ^) do not reflect a full year.
|Name||Remuneration||Expenses 2013||Expenses 2014|
|Hall, Lyn (as Councillor)||29,583.75||3,749.96||4,078.30|
|Hall, Lyn ( as Mayor)||5,796.37||-0-||-0-|
|Merrick, Jillian *||1,811.25||-0-||-0-|
|Scott, Susan *||1,811.25||-0-||-0-|
|Stolz, Cameron ^||29,583.75||5,888.26||7,397.95|
When it comes to who is the highest paid among City Staff, the report shows that in 2014, that honour went to former City Manager Beth James. Her annual salary last year was $220,627.82. She also had expenses of $13,797.61.
The report also shows there were 244 employees who made more than $75 thousand dollars last year, while 672 made less than $75 thousand. That’s a total of 916 employees for 2014.
That is an increase over 2013,when there were 234 who made more than $75 thousand, and 631 who made less for a total of 865 employees.