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City Managers May Need to Start Justifying Salaries

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Robert Rizzo, 56 (Huntington Beach Police Dept.)
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City Managers all across Los Angeles are currently in the limelight after as we all probably know by know, the LA Times published an article revealing many shockingly high salaries. It was revealed that former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo made more than $1.5 million -- after all his annual compensations were factored in -- which is more than President Obama makes. The average salary for other city managers is more like $200,000.

Some now are even questioning the comparatively lower salaries, believing they too are enjoying unnecessary benefits.

But WeHo News took a different approach explaining that many times these high salaries are a reflection of the size and population of their city. One woman from West Hollywood said she is not worried about the $285,496 they pay their City Manager Paul Arevalo.

“Paul Arevalo is worth every cent we pay him,” Jeanne Dobrin, who attends virtually all public hearings told WeHo News. “He does an excellent job. I think he’s being paid well and deserving of it."