Government Salaries and the Public's Right to Know

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City Council members making more than $100,000…a City manager whose salary and benefits reached $1.5 million. When its reports on the City of Bell created widespread outrage, the Los Angeles Times began asking about other cities and about LA County. The paper now has a database online that took a lot of time and effort to put together. That's according to Megan Garvey, who edits the Metro Section.



  • Megan Garvey - Editor, Los Angeles Times' Metro Section
  • Andrea Ordin - Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Peter Scheer - Executive Director, California First Amendment Coalition


Warren Olney