CITY OF PALO ALTO

Overview + Elected Officials


Elected officials

Title: Mayor

Name Patrick Burt

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Title: Vice Mayor

Name Sid Espinosa

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Title: Council Member

Name Karen Holman

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Title: Council Member

Name Larry Klein

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Title: Council Member

Name Gail A. Price

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Title: Council Member

Name Gregory Scharff

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Title: Council Member

Name Greg Schmid

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Title: Council Member

Name Nancy Shepherd

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Title: Council Member

Name Yaiway Yeh

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Overview

Population 64,403  (166 of 538)
Median Individual Earnings $108,748  (17 of 474)
Median Home Price $2,375,000  (5 of 345)
Web Site Address http://www.city.pal...

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Overview


ACTIVE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Median Salary for Full Time Employees $97,667  (47 of 454)
Median Benefits for Full Time Employees $39,474  (37 of 453)
Median Total Comp for Full Time Employees $137,141  (34 of 454)
Median Total Comp (Gov) / Median Total Comp (Private) 126%  (412 of 449)
Name of Highest Paid Employee James Keene
Title of Highest Paid Employee City Manager
Total Comp for Highest Paid Employee $385,086  (36 of 426)
Total Salaries (Full and Part-Time) $100,444,480
Total Salaries + Benefits (Total Comp, Full and Part-Time) $137,995,184
Number of Full Time Employees 844
Full Time Employees / Population 1.31%  (11 of 455)
RETIRED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Pension Contribution $24,532,000
Pension Unfunded Liability $295,561,000
Pension Contribution / Total Revenue 5.39%  (150 of 280)
Name of Former Employee with Largest Pension Lynne E Johnson
Amount of Largest Pension $193,580
Other Post Retirement Benefits Data (Healthcare, etc.)
OPEB Required Contribution $13,035,000
OPEB Actual Contribution $14,014,000
Unfunded OPEB Liability $143,572,000
OPEB Required Contribution / Total Revenue 2.87%  (80 of 263)
Required Pension and OPEB Contribution / Total Revenue 8.26%  (99 of 226)

Quality of Services


Violent Crimes per 100,000 Population 54  (286 of 452)
Property Crimes per 100,000 Population 1,483  (149 of 455)
Pavement Condition Index 78
Sales Tax Rate 8.750%  (156 of 427)
Library Hours (per week) 44  (68 of 132)
Median Wages General Public 75,415
Median Benefits General Public 33,333

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Financial Health


General Fund Balance / General Fund Expenditures 35.9%  (277 of 388)
General Fund Surplus / General Fund Revenue 5.0%  (223 of 387)
Change in Governmental Fund Revenue -3.6%  (299 of 365)
Public Safety Expense / Total Governmental Fund Revenue 37.7%  (191 of 377)
Public Safety Expense / General Fund Revenue 43.6%  (256 of 377)
Governmental Fund Revenue $164,690,000
Total Revenue Per Capita $7,061  (12 of 481)
Governmental Fund Expenditures $179,063,000
Total Expenditures per Capita $6,522  (12 of 481)
Bankruptcy Risk (within 1 Year) 0.18%  (127 of 383)

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Surplus / (Deficit) General Fund Other Funds Total Gov. Funds
Surplus / (Deficit) $  7,136,000 $  (21,509,000) $  (14,373,000)
Revenues
Total Revenues $  141,683,000 $  23,007,000 $  164,690,000
Property Tax 30,587,000 4,712,000 35,299,000
Sales tax 29,424,000 0 29,424,000
Charge for services 23,962,000 0 23,962,000
Rental 14,215,000 5,000 14,220,000
Transient occupancy tax 12,255,000 0 12,255,000
Utility user tax 11,008,000 0 11,008,000
Licenses and permits 6,950,000 2,040,000 8,990,000
Documentary Transfer Tax 7,811,000 0 7,811,000
Miscellaneous 1,240,000 6,231,000 7,471,000
From other agencies 768,000 4,932,000 5,700,000
Other taxes and fines 2,136,000 2,095,000 4,231,000
Investment Income (Loss) 1,327,000 2,898,000 4,225,000
Special assessments 0 94,000 94,000
General Fund Balance $  48,310,000
Expenditures
Total Expenditures $  134,547,000 $  44,516,000 $  179,063,000
Public safety 61,742,000 286,000 62,028,000
Capital Outlay 0 37,035,000 37,035,000
Recreation and community services 22,511,000 133,000 22,644,000
Planning and Community Environment 13,209,000 1,552,000 14,761,000
Public works and facilities 11,548,000 891,000 12,439,000
Nondepartmental 7,984,000 151,000 8,135,000
Library 7,340,000 0 7,340,000
Administrative services 3,033,000 177,000 3,210,000
Debt Service - Interest 55,000 3,141,000 3,196,000
City Manager 2,125,000 0 2,125,000
City Attorney 1,793,000 0 1,793,000
Principal Retirement 374,000 1,150,000 1,524,000
People Strategy and Operations 1,329,000 0 1,329,000
City Clerk 635,000 0 635,000
City Auditor 487,000 0 487,000
City Council 382,000 0 382,000