Stewart: Big Pay
The 15 Los Angeles council members earn $178,789 a year - about $80,000 more than their counterparts in more expensive San Francisco and New York. And way more than the Miami City Council whose part-time pay is just $6,000 a year. At nearly $180,000 a year our council members - public servants as they are called - earn 400% more than the average Angeleno. Jill Stewart, deputy news editor at L.A. Weekly says in no other city could we find as big a disparity.