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.
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.
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 BuffaloNews.com, a story on a double shooting in Buffalo last night. An 11-year-old boy -- a child -- was one of the victims.