Some 4 years ago, the Times Union did a report on city special appointees – called Assistant Management Improvement Offcers – as Councilwoman Glorious Johnson made a push to get rid of these special positions that were typically hired through a process that involved no formal job qualifications, established responsibilities or pay ranges for the positions. At the time, the Mayor’s Office promised to reform the use of these positions, and Councilwoman Johnson relented on her legislative proposal if the City would indeed push reform on the issue.
With First Coast News handy-dandy, new “What’s That Costing You?” feature on City raises, I thought I’d take a look at these special appointees and compare then and now.
In 2005, 125 AMIOs made $7.5 million; in 2009, 166 AMIOs are making nearly $11.2 million – an increase of $3.7 million.
In 2005, the average AMIO salary was $59,845; in 2009, the average AMIO salary is $67,226.44 – an increase of $7,381.44 on average.
In 2005, the highest paid AMIO was Cal Ray at $119,503 as Finance and Department director administration; in 2009, the highest paid AMIO is Pam Markham at $140,074.92 as Inspector General.
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