Nova Scotia

Halifax CAO Richard Butts earned $20K more in first half of this year

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.

Financial update heading to audit committee also shows Halifax $1.9 million in the red

Halifax's chief administrative officer, Richard Butts, earned $182,000 in the first half of this fiscal year. (CBC)

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.

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