CITY OF CARSON

Overview + Elected Officials


Elected officials

Title: Mayor

Name James L. “Jim” Dear

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Title: Mayor Pro Tempore

Name Elito M. Santarina

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Title: Council Member

Name Elito M. Santarina

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Title: Council Member

Name Mike A Gibson

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Title: Council Member

Name Julie Ruiz- Raber

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Overview

Population 91,714  (114 of 538)
Median Individual Earnings $44,324  (239 of 474)
Median Home Price $419,100  (184 of 345)
Web Site Address http://ci.carson.ca.us

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Overview


ACTIVE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Median Salary for Full Time Employees $66,054  (315 of 454)
Median Benefits for Full Time Employees $31,747  (141 of 453)
Median Total Comp for Full Time Employees $97,801  (272 of 454)
Median Total Comp (Gov) / Median Total Comp (Private) 221%  (225 of 449)
Name of Highest Paid Employee Biggs, David
Title of Highest Paid Employee City Manager
Total Comp for Highest Paid Employee $435,865  (14 of 426)
Total Salaries (Full and Part-Time) $26,562,648
Total Salaries + Benefits (Total Comp, Full and Part-Time) $36,838,436
Number of Full Time Employees 265
Full Time Employees / Population 0.29%  (274 of 455)
RETIRED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Pension Contribution $6,043,153
Pension Unfunded Liability $63,000,000
Pension Contribution / Total Revenue 7.07%  (81 of 280)
Name of Former Employee with Largest Pension Eric W Forsberg
Amount of Largest Pension $158,381
Other Post Retirement Benefits Data (Healthcare, etc.)
OPEB Required Contribution $4,961,927
OPEB Actual Contribution $6,023,240
Unfunded OPEB Liability $41,078,423
OPEB Required Contribution / Total Revenue 5.80%  (20 of 263)
Required Pension and OPEB Contribution / Total Revenue 12.87%  (25 of 226)

Quality of Services


Violent Crimes per 100,000 Population 400  (55 of 452)
Property Crimes per 100,000 Population 2,251  (85 of 455)
Pavement Condition Index 86
Sales Tax Rate 9.000%  (38 of 427)
Median Wages General Public 30,738
Median Benefits General Public 13,586

Employee Compensation


Financial Health


Total Debt / Total Revenue 31.9%  (226 of 338)
General Fund Balance / General Fund Expenditures 50.6%  (213 of 388)
General Fund Surplus / General Fund Revenue -1.2%  (293 of 387)
Change in Governmental Fund Revenue 2.9%  (213 of 365)
Governmental Fund Revenue $92,295,913
Total Revenue Per Capita $933  (366 of 481)
Governmental Fund Expenditures $94,595,485
Total Expenditures per Capita $927  (349 of 481)
Bankruptcy Risk (within 1 Year) 0.09%  (222 of 383)

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Surplus / (Deficit) General Fund Other Funds Total Gov. Funds
Surplus / (Deficit) $  (828,296) $  (1,471,276) $  (2,299,572)
Revenues
Total Revenues $  71,004,521 $  21,291,392 $  92,295,913
Taxes 57,210,774 5,838,735 63,049,509
Intergovernmental 272,325 10,415,920 10,688,245
Licenses and permits 6,157,526 0 6,157,526
Miscellaneous 1,680,463 2,074,843 3,755,306
Use of money and property 1,669,220 1,281,692 2,950,912
Fines and forfeitures 1,824,128 152,833 1,976,961
Charge for services 2,190,085 (1,543,438) 646,647
Long Term Debt $  27,242,539
General Fund Balance $  36,378,319
Expenditures
Total Expenditures $  71,832,817 $  22,762,668 $  94,595,485
Recreation and community services 30,670,545 4,790,860 35,461,405
General government 22,042,126 0 22,042,126
Public works and facilities 13,797,470 2,903,721 16,701,191
Community development 4,188,655 10,951,128 15,139,783
Capital improvement programs 1,134,021 4,116,959 5,250,980