Tri-City officials’ salaries

Several people have approached me during recent fundraisers to ask about a rumored list of city and agency official salaries.

The state Supreme Court ruled in August that California cities and agencies must release salaries of those being paid with taxpayers’ money.  A number of cities had refused to release that information in past years, in particular Union City.

As space and time permitted, we began running stories about those salaries, and finally posted online the list of those making at least $100,000 a year. 

The last story we ran looked at Washington Hospital, which turned out to have nine out of the top 10 highest paid public employees in the Tri-City area.

Unfortunately, a number of people missed that story, which ran on Thanksgiving Day, by coincidence.

For anyone who missed that story and the others, or the list, they all can be viewed at www.insidebayarea.com/argus. Click on “Tri-City Salaries Special Report,” right above the video news graphic.