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State controller posts more government salaries online

February 1, 2011 | 10:34 am

State Controller John Chiang on Tuesday released an updated local government salary database that allows the public to view the compensation and benefits for several hundred more local agencies.

Chiang launched the website in October in response to the Bell salary scandal, posting wage information for nearly 600,000 city and county employees throughout California. The website was updated Tuesday to include salaries, pension benefits and other compensation for workers at 693 local transit, waste disposal, and fire and police protection districts.

“Posting this information allows California residents to see where their public dollars are being spent and to better hold their local agencies accountable," Chiang said in a news release.

More than 100 agencies, however, failed to file salary and compensation information to the state and could face penalties of $5,000 each for not complying.

The Times maintains its own online database of city manager compensation in Los Angeles County.

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