Nearly 10% of all city workers make Sunshine List
Details of the province's Sunshine List released Friday show nearly 10 per cent of all city employees made at least $100,000 last year.
Rounding out the top five city earners are Police CAO Sharon Baiden ($194,444.56, $11,285.55), Catherine Matheson, the city's GM of Community Development ($194,127.50, $7,943.98), and Deputy Police Chief Al Lekun ($192,386.16, $12,608.16).
The top five were the only staffers who took home more than $200,000 in combined salary and benefits. Infrastructure GM Tony Cecutti was sixth on the list ($172327.40, $7746.90) followed by Chief Financial Officer Lorella Hayes ($166198.27, $9376.04) and Chief of Fire Paramedic Services Tim Beadman ($161355.04, $3015.63).
Next was City Clerk Caroline Hallsworth, who earned $155,358.28, plus $9029.24 in benefits, followed by Auditor General Brian Bigger ($151,282.46, $8,744).
The next two top earners have since retired – Bill Lautenbach ($150,164.82, $6,751.38 ) retired as the city's General Manager, Growth and Development last year, and former Fire Chief Daniel Stack ($144,684.68, $538.84) retired earlier in 2014.
The financial information is released each year under the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, passed in 1996 under the Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris.
“It makes Ontario's public sector more open and accountable to taxpayers,” said a release from the province Friday. “The act requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year.”
The act applies to organizations such as the Government of Ontario, Crown agencies, municipalities, hospitals, health units, school boards, universities, colleges, Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, and other public sector employers who receive a significant level of funding from the provincial government.
The full list of city workers who make $100,000 or more can be found here.