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In Fresno, Top City Officials Bring Home Big Paychecks

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New salary numbers are out today for top City of Fresno administrators. Last year the city’s highest paid employee was retiring pension fund manager Stanley McDivitt, who was paid  $345,000, including a $150,000 leave payout, nearly equal to his entire annual salary. Former Chief Information Officer Carolyn Hogg earned $279,000, including a $100,000 severance package.

The disclosures were released this week by city officials as required by Fresno's Transparency Act.

Elected officials by comparison scored much lower on the pay scale than many of the non-elected department heads. Mayor Ashley Swearengin was paid $138,000 last year, and the highest paid city council member Oliver Baines, who at the time served as council president, earned just $75,000.

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The city released compensation information for top city employees this week as required under the Transparency Act.

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