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Police OT numbers

Here's some more interesting bits from the city comptroller's analysis  of Police Department overtime for 2014 through 2016. These address civilian employees, that's positions including cell block attendants, janitors, crime scene technicians and police garage mechanics :

  • Seven civilian job titles in the department earned overtime that exceeded 50 percent of their base pay.
  • A janitor's average annual overtime during the period analyzed  - $38,535 - exceeded average annual base pay - $32,301.
  • Civilian employees averaged 450 hours overtime  from 2014-16 compared with sworn officers, whose overtime averaged 280 hours during that period.

Councilman Fontana explains his new look

You can't tell from this picture of Lovejoy Councilman Rich Fontana, but the normally clean-shaven Fontana was unshaven, and wearing sneakers in Council chambers Thursday..

What up with that?


He left the house early, and planned to shave at City Hall, Fontana said.  But the razor he keeps at his office had a bad blade. And he didn't think it was worth the money to go buy new ones. Afterall, he wasn't expected to attend any Council meetings Thursday.

But at the last minute, Fontana was asked to attend the Council  Education Committee meeting. He's not on the committee, but other members who are didn't show up, and one more Councilman was needed for a quorem.

So Fontana attended  - with his sneakers and 5 o'clock shadow.

"I am cheap and unshaven," he later explained.


Today's Calendar Item - 

Mayor having late morning press conference to announce upcoming PAL silent auction, which will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Convention Center.

Election Countdown - 4 more days until Clinton-Trump showdown.

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