CITY OF LA MESA

Overview + Elected Officials


Elected officials

Title: Mayor

Name Art Madrid

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Title: Council Member

Name Kristine C. Alessio

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Title: Council Member

Name Ernest Ewin

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Title: Council Member

Name Mark Arapostathis

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Title: Council Member

Name Ruth Sterling

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Overview

Population 57,065  (189 of 538)
Median Individual Earnings $46,448  (211 of 474)
Median Home Price $424,975  (181 of 345)
Web Site Address http://www.cityofla...

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Overview


ACTIVE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Median Salary for Full Time Employees $82,800  (154 of 454)
Median Benefits for Full Time Employees $29,886  (180 of 453)
Median Total Comp for Full Time Employees $112,686  (155 of 454)
Median Total Comp (Gov) / Median Total Comp (Private) 243%  (170 of 449)
Name of Highest Paid Employee David E Witt
Title of Highest Paid Employee City Manager
Total Comp for Highest Paid Employee $267,352  (220 of 426)
Total Salaries (Full and Part-Time) $20,419,028
Total Salaries + Benefits (Total Comp, Full and Part-Time) $28,057,180
Number of Full Time Employees 223
Full Time Employees / Population 0.39%  (186 of 455)
RETIRED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Pension Contribution $4,982,783
Pension Unfunded Liability $63,346,000
Pension Contribution / Total Revenue 8.06%  (60 of 280)
Name of Former Employee with Largest Pension David H Burk
Amount of Largest Pension $151,794
Other Post Retirement Benefits Data (Healthcare, etc.)
OPEB Required Contribution $264,062
OPEB Actual Contribution $264,062
Unfunded OPEB Liability $1,833,000
OPEB Required Contribution / Total Revenue 0.43%  (214 of 263)
Required Pension and OPEB Contribution / Total Revenue 8.49%  (94 of 226)

Quality of Services


Violent Crimes per 100,000 Population 181  (131 of 452)
Property Crimes per 100,000 Population 1,968  (108 of 455)
Pavement Condition Index 86
Sales Tax Rate 8.750%  (156 of 427)
Median Wages General Public 32,211
Median Benefits General Public 14,237

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Financial Health


Total Debt / Total Revenue 62.3%  (145 of 338)
General Fund Balance / General Fund Expenditures 74.8%  (143 of 388)
General Fund Surplus / General Fund Revenue 10.2%  (131 of 387)
Change in Governmental Fund Revenue 11.8%  (97 of 365)
Public Safety Expense / Total Governmental Fund Revenue 45.2%  (106 of 377)
Public Safety Expense / General Fund Revenue 54.7%  (156 of 377)
Governmental Fund Revenue $50,933,386
Total Revenue Per Capita $1,083  (314 of 481)
Governmental Fund Expenditures $44,664,844
Total Expenditures per Capita $986  (328 of 481)
Bankruptcy Risk (within 1 Year) 0.08%  (236 of 383)

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Surplus / (Deficit) General Fund Other Funds Total Gov. Funds
Surplus / (Deficit) $  4,200,508 $  2,068,034 $  6,268,542
Revenues
Total Revenues $  41,344,490 $  9,588,896 $  50,933,386
Other Taxes 22,714,653 471,836 23,186,489
Property Tax 10,605,085 1,410,850 12,015,935
Intergovernmental 1,825,759 5,687,820 7,513,579
Charge for services 2,473,194 306,227 2,779,421
Licenses and permits 1,826,193 458,626 2,284,819
Use of money and property 838,251 540,633 1,378,884
Miscellaneous 543,706 507,986 1,051,692
Fines and forfeitures 517,649 204,918 722,567
General Fund Balance $  27,773,248
Long Term Debt $  38,476,679
Expenditures
Total Expenditures $  37,143,982 $  7,520,862 $  44,664,844
Police 14,352,860 360,253 14,713,113
Fire 8,269,465 56,107 8,325,572
Public works and facilities 6,901,934 0 6,901,934
General government 4,725,692 352,845 5,078,537
Capital Outlay 0 3,756,213 3,756,213
Recreation and community services 1,543,987 362,751 1,906,738
Community development 1,350,044 186,256 1,536,300
Interest 0 1,377,873 1,377,873
Principal Retirement 0 1,068,564 1,068,564