Council President Leventhal Releases Statement on County’s Top Manager Salaries
Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal issued the following statement regarding County Executive Leggett’s statement in response to the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) report Comparative Data on High-Level Manager Salaries released today.
“The OLO report on high-level manager salaries released today is another excellent fact-based analysis from the Council’s outstanding research arm. It is appropriate for the Council, as the County’s oversight body, to ask whether the compensation we are providing is necessary to attract the very best and brightest talent.
“The report’s carefully researched comparative information provides a useful benchmark for this purpose. OLO always follows the facts wherever they lead. In my view the report shows that the County has drifted into paying high-level managers more than is needed.
“The County Executive’s response to the report is disappointing. To impugn the work of the Council’s professional analysts is beneath him. He seems determined to discredit the report regardless of the facts.
“The Executive also discredited two other recent OLO reports. The study of the County’s liquor control system revealed the impact of years of weak management and greatly assisted the Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Liquor Control in its efforts to improve the system. OLO’s study of resources and staffing among MCPS schools, which the Education Committee reviewed yesterday, has enriched the dialogue on how best to close the achievement gap.
“The Council is determined to seek all ways to make government more efficient and effective. It is far better to address serious problems than to attack the messenger.”
Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal introduced a bill this week that would set a salary schedule for heads of County departments, principal offices and non-merit employees. According to a press release, Bill 51-15 would be subject to approval by the council as part of the county’s operating budget. The bill would allow the Executive the discretion to […]
Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal issued the following statement regarding County Executive Leggett’s statement in response to the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) report Comparative Data on High-Level Manager Salaries released today. “The OLO report on high-level manager salaries released today is another excellent fact-based analysis from the Council’s outstanding research arm. It is […]
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett issued the following statement about the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) report comparing salaries of high level county managers to other governments in the region. “Montgomery County has one of the best and most efficient local governments in America. That is largely because we have long invested in excellence by […]
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Are Montgomery County directors and managers compensated higher than their counterparts at other area governments? The Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) is expected to release a report at 10 a.m. on Tuesday that addresses this topic. You may remember that back in July, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal called for a review of the […]