The Express-News requested the salary figures paid to Olmos Park’s 38 employees during the fiscal year of 2020, which spans from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021.
The highest paid government employee is Celia DeLeon, who made $107,334 as the city manager. According to 78209 Magazine, DeLeon started her career in Olmos Park in 1999 and gradually worked her way up to city secretary. She was promoted to city manager in 2013.
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As Olmos Park’s top administrator, she implements the council’s policy directions and is in charge of the city’s employees.
Police Chief Rene Valenciano earned $86,258. Valenciano has been with the Olmos Park Police Department since 2004. She oversees 12 employees.
Fire Chief Michael Goodreau, who has led the department since 2018, makes $83,845. He also oversees 12 employees.
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Employees in the city’s fire department are among the highest paid city employees. Including compensation, Fire Capt. Thomas Montes earned $68,541. Jonathan Dixon took home $65,428 in compensation and Fire Capt. Keith Drewry received $61,564.
Police Lt. Anthony Reed received $62,972 in compensation. Kyndra Muñoz, the city’s secretary, earned $57,840 in compensation. Gilbert Deleon, the city’s public works director, took $57,678 in compensation.
Some city employees received other forms of compensation in addition to their annual salaries, including certification bonuses and clothing allowances for purchasing uniforms.
Staff writer Ryan Serpico contributed to this report.