The Bay Area CBS news affiliate did their own digging and a survey of top compensation packages in 15 Bay Area cities revealed what City Manager is the highest paid.

San Ramon, population 58,000, is the Bay Area city with one of the highest paid city managers. The CBS 5 survey found that City Manager Herb Moniz earns $356,000 in salary. A number defended by the city’s Mayor, Abram Wilson.

“Herb has been here for 20 some years, we don’t have an assistant city manager,” said Wilson. “We don’t have a deficit, we have a reserve. We are not having layoffs, we are not letting our police force go. San Ramon is not Bell. San Ramon is San Ramon.”