The city of Inglewood has released annual payroll records for 2020 which shows a shift in who are the highest paid employees on the city’s payroll. Treasurer Wanda Brown alluded to a “special” payroll run in Oct. 2020 at the top of the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
City Manager Artie Fields is now the highest paid employee working for the city of Inglewood.
Fields received a three-year contract September 2019 with an annual salary of $318,049 which must keep him “12% more than the base salary of any subordinate”. He receives an annual auto allowance of $9,000, and is required to cover his contributions towards his CalPERS retirement benefits. The contract includes the same salary increases, as percentages, pursuant to the Inglewood Executive Organization (IEU)
According to city records published to Transparent California, Fields received $71,000 in additional pay not spelled out in his contract. The typical bonus the council awards executives doesn’t exceed $20,000.
In 2019, Fields salary showed he took a slight pay decrease when his new contract went into effect the following year.
City Attorney Ken Campos comes in at number two with a $251,686 base salary and “other pay” amounting to $118,378. It is unclear what the “other pay” consists of.
Police Chief Mark Fronterotta is the third highest paid Inglewood employee with a base salary of $216,280 and “other pay” amounting to $103,365.
In July 2020, all of the city’s bargaining units were notified they wouldn’t receive any raises, despite their assertions they were “promised” them because of the expected influx of revenue from SoFi Stadium that hasn’t quite materialized, yet.
The city continues to lose staff, in both city hall and the police department, due to lack of raises and/or cost of living increases despite the city raising fees to the public becuae of inflation.
Read the full list of Inglewood salaries for 2020 by clicking here.