Data from a public record request submitted by tallahasseereports.com to the City of Gainesville indicates that there is a significant disparity between the cash benefits of the elected leaders in Gainesville and Tallahassee.
The City of Gainesville has a Mayor and six City Commissioners who work part-time. The Mayor makes $39,000 a year and the City Commissioners make $30,000. None of the elected officials have a car allowance and none have a sole employer paid deferred compensation plan.
The elected officials in Gainesville have access to the same set of benefits provided to City of Tallahassee employees. These benefits include various pension and insurance choices for those eligible.
Given these facts, a comparison of annual compensation for a part-time City Commissioner in Tallahassee and Gainesville is provided below:
|Deferred Comp||$21,000||$1,800 (Est.)|