The next chapter in the Orange County controversial report on city manager compensation is a amendment to the number crunching that has led to a bumping up in total compensation for city managers.

The O.C. Watchdog’s coverage suspects “city managers are still likely to steam.”

From the report:

  • Kogerman’s original report found that  the most highly-compensated city manager in Orange County headed one of its smallest cities (Bruce Channing of Laguna Hills, at $460,809,by the Kogerman Count). Channing attacked the numbers as inaccurate and misleading – a criticism heard from several officials.
  • Her new numbers still show Channing coming out on top, followed by Irvine ($337,897), Santa Ana ($327,075) and Anaheim ($318,051).
  • Her new totals put the average total compensation for OC city managers a wee bit higher than before: some $281,281 compared to the old report’s $274,508.
  • The total spent by OC cities compensating their city managers was $10.1 million.

Read the full story and see a simplified city-by-city list.