19 Mar

The Stockton City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday, March 2nd to increase the city manager base pay to $294,953.00. His original base pay was $270,000. 

Stockton City Manager, Harry E. Black makes more than Governor Newsom. In addition, the five councilmember's voted to allow him to sell back up to three weeks of vacation time per year, offering a $7,000 annual allowance for an executive coach and increasing the amount the City contributes to Black's 401(a) from 10% of his salary to 12.5%. 

Governor Newsom earns a base salary of $218,556.

How many  Stocktonians know all the salaries of their city employees? How many in the city of Stockton are struggling to survive with base pay of less than $24,000 a year? The gas costs, food inflation, and Stockton's high cost of living/high taxes creates hardships for many Stocktonians. The majority of Stockton's residents make less than $40,000 a year.

Black was hired in January 2020 with a base pay of $211,286.00 per year. He resigned from the city of Cincinnati in 2018, before the city council were going to fire him. 

According to transparent california (https://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/2020/stockton/harry-e-black/), his total salary/benefits amounted to $326,550.31 in 2020.

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