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What’s in Your Mayor’s Wallet?

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This Election Day, you might think you’re electing some fat-cat pol to run your local government from his or her ivory tower. Well, maybe not. Sure, Yonkers’ Mike Spano is the highest-paid mayor in Westchester, at $156,100, but there are 311 Yonkers city employees who earned more than Spano did in 2015. Meanwhile, there are seven villages/cities that don’t pay their mayors at all. Often, it’s the village manager, an appointee, who really rakes it in. To lend some clarity during this cloudy campaign season, we’ve compiled a list of local leaders earning the most beaucoup bucks, with a couple of higher-profile electees thrown in for context. 

 

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