Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SF elected officials’ salaries bumped by 2.6 percent

Posted By on Wed, May 28, 2014 at 4:00 AM

San Francisco city workers are not the only ones getting a pay raise. Add the members of the Board of Supervisors and seven other elected officials in The City to the list.

Under a voter-approved salary-setting formula and a vote this month by the Civil Service Commission, San Francisco elected officials will see their salaries climb by a 2.6 percent consumer price index beginning July 1.

That means Mayor Ed Lee's $278,089 salary will increase to $285,319, followed by raises to $252,109, $234,634 and $228,142 for District Attorney George Gascón, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Public Defender Jeff Adachi, respectively. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's pay was increased from $212,988 to $218,526, while Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu's salary was raised to $182,175 and Treasurer and Tax Collector Jose Cisneros' to $177,556.

Salaries for the Board of Supervisors will increase from the current $108,049 to $110,858. The current salary is $30,260 above the average $77,789 salary among the eight cities with full-time council members and $22,874 above the average for county supervisors across the state. At that level, San Francisco supervisors will be higher paid than Marin, Napa and Contra Costa county supervisors, who earn between $85,385 to $97,739, but fall below the $145,039 Alameda County supervisors earn as well as the $124,280 earned by San Mateo County supervisors.

The City recently completed negotiations with 26 of 27 labor unions with open contracts, which resulted in pay hikes between 8.5 percent and 9.5 percent total during the next three years.

"This will keep employees ahead of the cost of living projected in each of the three years and will make up some of the ground lost in what we call the lean years," Human Resources Director Micki Callahan told the Civil Service Commission.

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