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City Hallways (June 30) More on City Hall's $100,000-plus club

The $100,000 club, Part 2

City Hallways previously reported that 688 city employees earned more than $100,000 in 2015. Here's more analysis I've done on this six-figure  group:

  • 602, or 87.5 percent, are men.
  • 86, or 12.5 percent, are women.
  • 492, or 72 percent, are white.
  • 150, or 22 percent, are black.
  • 36, or 5 percent, are Hispanic.
  • 10, or 1 percent, other or no race listed

And since a little more analysis can help explain some of those numbers, here's a breakdown by union or non-union status:

  • 372, or 54 percent, are police union.
  • 226, or 33 percent, are fire union.
  • 33 , or 5 percent, are white-collar union.
  • 17, or 2 percent, are blue-collar union.
  • 3, or less  than 1 percent, are engineers union.
  • 1, or less than 1 percent, are caulker union.
  • 1, or less than 1 percent, are inspectors union.
  • 1, or less than 1 percent, are elected officials (non-union).
  • 34, or 5 percent, are political appointees (non-union).


Long-time political operative Steve Pigeon -- a former Erie County Democratic County chairman; a former Erie County legislator; a former employee of and long-time supporter of former state Sen./now-Mayor Byron Brown;and a long-time supporter of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Bill and Hillary Clinton -- is scheduled to be in court today to face charges that he was involved in a quid-pro-quo bribery scheme with a state Supreme Court judge.

Here are related stories from The Buffalo News and Judge John A. Michalek pleads guilty; Michalek in court; the allegations; the email exchange.

Poll: Is the tower too big?
City officials recently approved construction of a 23-story tower on Buffalo's Outer Harbor amid criticism that the building is too tall, that its glass and metal design is unattractive, and that a 197-unit apartment building may not be the best use for the waterfront property on Fuhrmann Boulevard.

Given that, City Hallways wants to know what you think.

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As always, only one ballot  per person please.

Results will be posted next week.

Today's calendar events
-BMHA meeting at noon

In today's Buffalo News and, a story on a double shooting in Buffalo last night. An  11-year-old boy -- a child -- was one of the victims.

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