Setting The County Record Straight

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Courtesy Genius of Despair from Eye On Miami
With the news that Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess is using county resources to help "set the record straight" about all the great and wonderful things he and his clan of bureaucrats do for us ungrateful residents, Banana Republican thought we'd go ahead and remind everyone about the disgustingly rich executive salaries these jokers make.

If you're still on the fence about recalling Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas, we present to you a list of the highest paid county executives forwarded to us by a loyal reader:

1. Burgess - $422,118 *

2. Alvarez - $315,462 **

3. Assistant County Manager Alina Hudak - $264,343

4. Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort - $260,970

5. Assistant County Manager Alex Munoz - $199,941

6. Executive Assistant Henry Sori - $167,472

7. Special Assistant Howard Piper - $158,054

8. Communications Director Vicki Mallette - $136,019 ***

9. BNC Regional Coordinator Suzanne Salichs - $123,931

10. County Manager Assistant Matthew Pinzur - $119,488

11. County Manager Assistant Ana Bustamante - $115,147

12. County Manager Assistant Mario Morlote -  $114,719

13. Mayor's Scheduler and Assistant Delivette Gonzalez - $110,337

14. County Manager Assistant Liliana Collazo - $110,166

15. Mayor's Special Advisor Luis Andre Gazitua - $107,110

16. County Manager Assistant Lourdes Gomez - $105,679

17. Policy and Legislative Affairs Director Robert Villar - $104,428

* Burgess is the highest paid county manager in the nation. His salary, which is determined by the Mayor, exceeds that of the President of the United States.

** Does not include Alvarez's FRS pension (approximately $200,000 each year) that he currently receives after retiring from his MDPD Director position. According to his most recent financial disclosure report, Alvarez has a net worth of $1.74 million despite having only worked in the public sector during his career.

*** Alvarez gave Mallette a 54% pay increase after telling taxpayers that everyone must make sacrifices.

Note: Not a single person on this list was hired through a competitive selection process.

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Minor correction. Those aren't the 17 highest salaries in county government. But they are a list of Burgess/Alvarez cronies with the 17 highest salaries in the County Executive Office. Nearly all of them work directly for County Manager George Burgess.

See the names of 3,300 county employees with $100k+ salaries here:

Kiko DaVinci
Kiko DaVinci

It's scandalous to say the least and Patty even if it includes "benefits" it's obscene!


Does anyone know how to find out the salaries of city of Miami employees? Thanks,


Its kind of foolish to compare the Salary of the President of the US to that of anyone. The President gets nice mansion, hundreds of staff members, pilots, airplanes, helicopters, limos, a hospital wing, etc, etc, etc. Please lets keep some type of journalistic integrity.


Wrong again, the salary number for Burgess and the Mayor you cite includes ALL of their benefits - so the County Manager's salary IS NOT higher than the President of the United States.


Add Judy Zito, director of the Government Information Center, $209,000

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