Managers making much money

City posts department-head salaries

Speaking of salaries, according to the city of Chico’s updated website, newly hired Assistant City Manager Mark Orme’s salary is $185,000, which is the very top of the position’s salary range. City Manager Brian Nakamura recommended the salary range, and the City Council approved it just before it was announced that Orme was taking the job.

Other city manager salaries listed are Fire Chief Jim Beery ($150,209), Police Chief Kirk Trostle ($147,000), City Attorney Lori Barker ($190,000), City Clerk Deborah Presson ($132,710) and Nakamura ($217,000).