How many direct hires has Joe Ganim made since he reclaimed the mayoralty starting December 1? Less than 30, according to a list of discretionary appointments provided by the city following an OIB FOI request.
Ganim spokesman Av Harris, who’s on the list, says Ganim has about 60 discretionary appointments at his disposal but is taking his time filling slots in part because of a budget deficit Ganim inherited from the Finch administration. He adds that so far the Ganim administration is about $2 million below the salary figure for discretionary appointees under Finch.
Some political leaders are meowing that Ganim has not hired enough blacks and Latinos. For those who keep score on minority hires, roughly half comprise Ganim appointments.
The city supplied the following list that includes name of city employee, title, date hire and salary. A couple of them are being paid by the hour and in the case of former Police Chief Wilbur Chapman, a senior adviser to the mayor, he has a six-month gig.
JOHN GOMES, CHIEF ADMIN OFFICER, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, 12/01/2015, 127,555.00
AVARHAM HARRIS, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, MAYOR, 01/04/2016, 100,000.00
FRED GEE, ASSISTANT SPECIAL PROJECT MANAGER, LIGHT HOUSE YOUTH SERVICES, 01/04/2016, 57,401.00
DANIEL ROACH, CHIEF OF STAFF, MAYOR’S OFFICE, 12/01/2015, 129,778.00
CHRISTOPHER MEYER, CITY ATTORNEY, 12/01/2015, 124,110.00
TERRI COWARD, CITY TREASURER, 01/18/2016, 90,000.00
CAROLANNE CURRY, CLERICAL ASSISTANT CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, 12/21/2015, 25.00/hr.
VERINICA ORTIZ, CLERICAL ASSISTANT CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, 12/21/2015, 25.00/hr.
SAM MARKS, CLERICAL ASSISTANT (40 HRS) PUBLIC FACILITIES ADMIN 12/22/2015, 37,290.00
ANGEL DEPARA, DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE 12/01/2015, 75,000.00
GINIA MALHEIRO, DEPUTY CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, 12/01/2015, 98,518.00
JOHN BOHANNON, DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY, 12/01/2015, 98,518.00
JANENE HAWKINS, DIRECTOR LABOR RELATIONS 12/07/2015, 124,110.00
KENNETH FLATTO, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, 12/01/2015, 124,110.00
JOHN RICCI, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC FACILITIES, 12/01/2015, 124,110.00
MARIA AGUEDA, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT CAO CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, 12/10/2015, 65,000.00
KELLY PEREZ, EXECUTIVE OFFICE MANAGER OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, 12/07/2015, 52,000.00
CHRISTOPHER ALARCON, FINANCIAL COORDINATOR CITISTAT DEPARTMENT, 12/14/2015, 57,401.00
JOSEPH GANIM, MAYOR, OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, 12/01/2015, 144,039.00
EDWARD ADAMS, MAYOR’S AIDE, OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, 12/01/2015, 90,000.00
THOMAS GAUDETT, PROJECT MANAGER, OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, 12/01/2015, 85,326.00
DANIEL PIZARRO, PROJECT MANAGER, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, 01/19/2016, 75,000.00
CHARLIE STALLWORTH, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, (MEB) MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCE, 12/01/2015, 99,286.00
MICHAEL GIANNOTTI, SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR, POLICE DEPARTMENT, 01/04/2016, 63,500.00
NESTOR NKWO, DIRECTOR OF OPM, 12/01/2015, 124,000
WILBUR CHAPMAN, SENIOR ADVISOR TO MAYOR, 12/15/2015, 64,000 FOR SIX MONTHS
GINNY RAY CLAY, CENTRAL GRANTS DIRECTOR, 02/05/2016, 124,000