Many people do not realize that elected city officials often receive compensation outside of their regular salaries. These individuals serve on boards that provide additional compensation for their time. Generally speaking, the compensation is fairly modest and reasonable. However, gathering the information to understand what our elected officials are be paid can be time consuming and tedious.
This lack of transparency has arguably led to some abuse of the system. Elected officials are able to increase their compensation through service on various boards, like the board of Heber Light & Power, under the cover of bureaucracy. For this reason, I disclose every dollar I receive in compensation under my bio on the city website; and to this date, I am the only elected city official to do so. I am, and will remain, committed to transparency.