An analysis by citizen journalist Mike Katz-Lacabe puts total compensation for new city manager Chris Zapata at $302,522. That is 5.4 percent more than the $287,000 his predecessor Stephen Hollister earned in 2010.
The analysis also compares compensation packages in San Leandro to what managers in neighboring cities enjoyed in 2010.
Bottom line: managers in Hayward and Pleasanton earned less while top city executives in Fremont and Livermore earned more than their San Leandro counterparts.
What do you think about the numbers?
Is Zapata's compensation too much, too little or just right?
What should be done do if you think the compensation package is out of line?
Or do you consider this a non-issue and a distraction?
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