Council takes step towards disclosing top city salaries
'Sunshine' list could reveal pay of roughly 3,000 City of Calgary workers
Calgary councillors have voted to take a closer look at creating a "sunshine" list that would reveal the salaries of the highest-paid city employees.
The annual list, available to the public, would include those who make more than $100,000 a year.
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Many cities and provinces already maintain such lists, arguing they provide greater transparency on how public money is spent.
The motion approved Monday by Calgary councillors calls for a report to come back to city council by September on how such a salary disclosure list would work.
Council heard during the debate that about 20 per cent of the city's workforce — or about 3,000 city employees — currently make more than $100,000 each year.