K-12 Tax & spending Climate: Boston’s taxpayer supported salaries

Sean Philip Cotter:

Mayor Martin Walsh, even with his hefty yearly sum of $199,000, made less bread than 6,818 of his employees.

“Over the last year, city employees have stepped up in unimaginable ways to see us through these unprecedented times as we continue battling the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we work towards an equitable recovery,” Walsh said Friday in a statement. “I am grateful each and every day for their hard work and unwavering commitment to their jobs, and for rising to the occasion at a time when it has been needed most.”

Walsh’s office noted that injury pay for police and firefighters increased 19% to $40.7 million, which could be due to officers and firefighters quarantining after potential workplace COVID-19 exposures.