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Update: Councilmember Phil Mendelson currently doesn’t have a COS and CM David Catania‘s COS is out on leave. The chart LL posted is as of Dec 3.
When LL was looking into how bad the Washingtonian messed up D.C. public officials’ salaries in its annual salary issues, he was sent an interesting spreadsheet of the salaries of D.C. Council employees.
LL was struck by the disparity between what councilmembers pay their chief of staffs. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans pays his chief of staff, Schanette Grant, $132,000 a year, while Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham pays his chief of staff, Calvin Woodland, only $85,277 a year.
Councilmembers are each given a set amount each year to spend on overall personnel costs. But how much they pay each employee is up to them. Anyway, here’s the chart:
|Grant,Schanette L||CHIEF OF STAFF||$132,000||Jack Evans|
|ESPARZA,IRMA Y||CHIEF OF STAFF||$127,468||Kwame Brown|
|ALLEN,CHARLES W||CHIEF OF STAFF||$115,000||Tommy Wells|
|WHARTON BOYD,LINDA||CHIEF OF STAFF||$110,500||Michael Brown|
|SLONNEGER,DAWN L||CHIEF OF STAFF||$105,000||Vince Gray|
|MEYERS,JON R||CHIEF OF STAFF||$104,194||Yvette Alexander|
|ZVENYACH,VLADLEN DAVID||CHIEF OF STAFF||$97,000||Mary Cheh|
|Holland,Joy||CHIEF OF STAFF||$94,061||Muriel Bowser|
|LEWIS,GRACE J||CHIEF OF STAFF||$93,256||Harry Thomas Jr.|
|Clements Smith,Joyce Ann||CHIEF OF STAFF||$90,000||Marion Barry|
|Woodland,Calvin||CHIEF OF STAFF||$85,277||Jim Graham|