WHO ARE THE BIG MONEY MAKERS AT THE CITY OF HOUSTON?

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Just when you thought there was no money to be made working for the government think again.

The Insite has obtained the salaries of some of the City of Houston’s biggest money makers and you may be surprised.

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Dr. David Persse – HFD/Medical Director

And get this – Mayor Annise Parker doesn’t top the list. Instead her appointees and department heads take that title.

The Mayor’s salary like other elected officials is set by state law. But if the Mayor wants the best subordinates working under her she has the authority to set their salary with final approval from the council.

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Chief Charles McClelland

That means Parker is more likely to ask for a higher salary for her Finance Director rather than pushing a raise for herself.

I’ve also learned Parker just recently increased the salaries of many of her employees who work in finance positions in the city.

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David Feldman – City Attorney

The same holds true for City Controller Ronald Green. His deputies have all been bumped up to to salaries higher than his own.
Green says he had to increase his staffers pay to keep them from leaving the public sector for private industry where they could make even more.

Green also says his office did a salary survey /study of the private sector to come up with what he considers fair pay for his staff.

Take a look at the list and tell me whose salary surprises you the most:
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4 Comments

  1. Ben Woitena August 18, 2013 7:49 am 

    Mr. Hall,
    I assume you also know her wife Martha Hubbard is the treasure of the illegal tax agency in the District 11 Montrose area chaired by Claude Wynn?

  2. Durrel K. Douglas August 18, 2013 7:51 am 

    If we want capable people to fill these positions, the city has to pay them what they’re worth. If we slash these salaries, these folks are going elsewhere. Their replacements will have us scrambling to put the pieces of the puzzle back together again.

  3. Jacquelyn Starks August 18, 2013 6:48 pm 

    Big salaries, for some to be cut back, and forced to take days off.

  4. H August 21, 2013 12:25 pm 

    The top two listed under fire are doctors that run HFD ems.

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