City Administrator Wendy Gabriel (pictured) offered this response to an earlier post today re: Coeur d'Alene city salaries: "Your blog has a link to a document titled “Some of Coeur d’Alene’s Highest Paid Employees*”. The City did not prepare this report although it appears to be a compilation of data that the City has provided in the past. Attached to this email and titled 2009-2010 Actual Pay is a document that was sent to the Idaho Freedom Foundation on May 12, 2011. It includes pay for the period 10/1/2009 through 9/30/2010. The data in this document appears to be shown in the document on your blog under column 4 titled “2010 Salary." Attached to this email and titled 2011-12 Budgeted Pay is a document that was provided to Sharon Culbreth on Sept. 13, 2011. It is a list of projected pay for the upcoming fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2011 and ending Sept. 30, 2012. It includes a 3% cost of living increase and any eligible service time/performance increases. This data appears to be shown in the document on your blog under column 3 titled “2011 Salary”. I have several concerns regarding the document currently posted on your blog. They are outlined below." More here.
- 2009-10 actual city of Coeur d'Alene pay
- 2011-12 budgeted pay for city of Coeur d'Alene top officials
- Human Resources Director Pam MacDonald note to Wendy Gabriel: "I’m continuing to review the list. They also have Aaron Sanders (IT Database Allpication Dev. S) @ $89,295 and he has not worked for the City since 2008 nor did he make anything close to that wage."