Questionable $40k longevity mayor’s pay boost salary to nearly $300,000

By JOSH RESNEK

The city’s chief operating officer Eric Demas is apparently the architect of the mayor’s $40,000 a year longevity payment.

Two weeks ago, the Leader Herald revealed the mayor is receiving a $40,000 yearly longevity payment when in fact the payment should be at a maximum, $10,000, according to Everett City Hall sources who wished to remain unnamed.

Candidate for mayor Fred Capone will be requesting the repeal of the longevity pay ordinance for the mayor.

“There is no justification for an additional bonus at the expense of our residents with the annual salary of the mayor more than $200,000,” Capone said.

In 2014, the city council approved a measure (Ordinance – C0032-14) allowing for all permanent full-time non-union and administrative officers to receive $1,300 for 15 years of service and $1,700 for 20 years of service.

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232K pay blasted by opponents

Adrien, Capone call it greedy, shocking, say $140k more like it

By JOSH RESNEK

Revelations the mayor is making more than $232,000 a year working part-time hours sent shock waves throughout the politically connected in this city where politics is a blood sport.

If the city provided for health insurance is included, the mayor’s salary is in the $250,000 a year range, substantially higher than big-city mayors across the nation, according to a Leader Herald story published last week.

The mayor remained silent about protests concerning his bloated compensation and assertions by Adrien that he works part-time hours.

Adrien said last week the mayor’s salary should be in the $140,000 territory, irrespective of what others make working their jobs in city government.

Adrien’s mayoral campaign Facebook site attracted hundreds of visitors to the story, many of whom (well over 100) left comments deriding the salary as “too much”, and as “a waste,” with many visitors expressing outrage and shock that the mayor is being paid so high a salary.

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Mayor’s $232K salary tops in MA

Mayor Carlo DeMaria


By JOSH RESNEK

A close look at the mayor’s salary reveals that he made approximately $232,000 last year.

His salary, including retirement, longevity, and benefits, dwarfs those of big-city mayors in Massachusetts.

In fact, records reveal he is the highest-paid mayor in the state of Massachusetts.

The breakdown is $191,000 base salary, $40,000 in longevity, and $6,000 for a car allowance.

Mayoral candidate Gerly Adrien said she was shocked and amazed at the mayor’s compensation.

Her concerns were shared and echoed by mayoral candidate Fred Capone.

“His compensation is not only greedy, but an insult to the hard-working residents of our community, Capone told the Leader Herald.

Adrien expressed similar sentiments.

“This is outrageous. This is sad,” Adrien told the Leader Herald.

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School committee salaries boosted to $12.5K annually

By LEADER STAFF

School Committee representatives will be receiving $12,500 a year in 2021, and $15,000 a year in 2026 as a result of a vote of the City Council taken Monday night during its Zoom meeting.

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Mayor’s raise should be stripped

The city council has awarded the mayor with a $12,000 raise in his salary being called a car allowance.

Secretary of State Bill Galvin and Attorney General Maura Healey should investigate this outrage to our common sense.

This $12,000 raise was given as part of the budget cutting exercises at city hall Saturday afternoon.

We understand the apathy that allows such raises to be given to the mayor, who does not need it, when he comes before the council to cut the budget, to bring it in line with income.

What we do not understand is how the mayor can bully and berate his colleagues in government, humiliating them, actually, so they capitulate to his whims.

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