Editor’s note: Because of pressing issues regarding the local weather disasters, we are unable to investigate further this week on this issue, as some readers and also attendees requested at last week’s news meeting.
Following publication of the Idyllwild Fire Department wages, as reported to the state Controller General, who posts it on the agency’s website at http://publicpay.ca.gov/, several readers requested more detail on the battalion chief’s remuneration, which totaled more than a quarter million dollars in 2017. The wages reported were more than twice what the Fire Chief received.
The information presented is posted as submitted by the reporting entity. The controller provides this information for more than 3,000 special districts and is available for calendar years 2009 through 2017.