CITY OF PALM DESERT

Overview + Elected Officials


Elected officials

Title: Mayor

Name Robert A. Spiegel

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Title: Mayor Pro Tempore

Name Cindy Finerty

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Title: Council Member

Name Jean M. Benson

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Title: Council Member

Name Jim Ferguson

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Title: Council Member

Name Richard S. Kelly

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Overview

Population 48,445  (218 of 538)
Median Individual Earnings $44,149  (243 of 474)
Median Home Price $307,450  (248 of 345)
Web Site Address http://www.palm-des...

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Overview


ACTIVE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Median Salary for Full Time Employees $99,471  (39 of 454)
Median Benefits for Full Time Employees $47,831  (10 of 453)
Median Total Comp for Full Time Employees $147,302  (11 of 454)
Median Total Comp (Gov) / Median Total Comp (Private) 334%  (37 of 449)
Name of Highest Paid Employee John Wohlmuth
Title of Highest Paid Employee City Manager/Execut...
Total Comp for Highest Paid Employee $365,140  (49 of 426)
Total Salaries (Full and Part-Time) $11,700,744
Total Salaries + Benefits (Total Comp, Full and Part-Time) $17,329,710
Number of Full Time Employees 111
Full Time Employees / Population 0.23%  (326 of 455)
RETIRED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Pension Contribution $3,994,594
Pension Unfunded Liability $38,238,538
Pension Contribution / Total Revenue 4.02%  (207 of 280)
Name of Former Employee with Largest Pension Sheila Gilligan
Amount of Largest Pension $214,845
Other Post Retirement Benefits Data (Healthcare, etc.)
OPEB Required Contribution $324,154
OPEB Actual Contribution $776,318
Unfunded OPEB Liability $1,524,760
OPEB Required Contribution / Total Revenue 0.33%  (224 of 263)
Required Pension and OPEB Contribution / Total Revenue 4.35%  (188 of 226)

Quality of Services


Violent Crimes per 100,000 Population 110  (189 of 452)
Property Crimes per 100,000 Population 2,215  (90 of 455)
Sales Tax Rate 8.000%  (258 of 427)
Median Wages General Public 30,617
Median Benefits General Public 13,532

Employee Compensation


Financial Health


Total Debt / Total Revenue 13.3%  (275 of 338)
General Fund Balance / General Fund Expenditures 177.4%  (24 of 388)
General Fund Surplus / General Fund Revenue 9.3%  (146 of 387)
Change in Governmental Fund Revenue 13.2%  (83 of 365)
Public Safety Expense / Total Governmental Fund Revenue 33.4%  (246 of 377)
Public Safety Expense / General Fund Revenue 39.2%  (283 of 377)
Governmental Fund Revenue $87,192,233
Total Revenue Per Capita $2,051  (113 of 481)
Governmental Fund Expenditures $80,945,938
Total Expenditures per Capita $1,850  (120 of 481)

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Surplus / (Deficit) General Fund Other Funds Total Gov. Funds
Surplus / (Deficit) $  4,539,982 $  1,706,313 $  6,246,295
Revenues
Total Revenues $  48,723,641 $  38,468,592 $  87,192,233
Taxes 42,296,613 8,167,898 50,464,511
Contributions from other governments 0 10,749,218 10,749,218
Intergovernmental 1,844,327 5,536,417 7,380,744
Rental 148,633 5,478,217 5,626,850
Miscellaneous 654,726 2,884,826 3,539,552
Special assessments collected 0 3,486,220 3,486,220
Licenses and permits 1,834,215 428,692 2,262,907
Charge for services 1,439,278 725,742 2,165,020
Investment Income (Loss) 405,456 459,397 864,853
Contributions from property owners 0 420,590 420,590
Fines and forfeitures 100,393 131,375 231,768
General Fund Balance $  78,373,946
Long Term Debt $  13,182,087
Expenditures
Total Expenditures $  44,183,659 $  36,762,279 $  80,945,938
Public safety 19,090,260 10,049,475 29,139,735
General government 14,874,403 2,196,413 17,070,816
Public works and facilities 6,386,036 6,355,728 12,741,764
Housing and redevelopment 0 6,650,178 6,650,178
Capital Outlay 60,939 6,212,883 6,273,822
Recreation and community services 3,772,021 2,030,920 5,802,941
Contributions to property owners 0 2,350,187 2,350,187
Debt Service - Principal 0 674,000 674,000
Debt Service - Interest 0 242,495 242,495