Halifax CAO Richard Butts earned $20K more in first half of this year
By Pam Berman, Cbc news
Halifax’s latest financial update shows the city’s chief administrative officer made $20,000 more in the first half of this fiscal year than he did during the same period last year.
Richard Butts earned $182,000 in the six months ending in September, compared to $162,000 for the six months ending September 2014. The report says his current annual remuneration is $343,000.
Mayor Mike Savage was paid $3,000 more during the same six-month period, while a regular councillor’s pay went up by $1,000.
The second-quarter financial report, to be discussed at Wednesday’s finance and audit committee meeting, indicates the city still has a $1.9-million deficit mainly due to last winter’s snow-clearing operations.