first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Molina raised the issue after learning that Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, the new director of Public Health had been collecting a $100,000-a-year consulting stipend from King-Drew Medical School. He also had been receiving $12,000 to $15,000 annually for teaching at University of California, Los Angeles. Fielding had been paid $185,576 a year as the county’s public health officer, which he has served as since 1998. On Tuesday, the supervisors voted 3-2 to approve an annual salary of $260,000 for Fielding in his new role as head of the Department of Public Health. He’ll become the second-highest-paid county official behind only Bruce Chernof, who as the director of Health Services earns about $295,000. Molina and Supervisor Don Knabe voted against Fielding’s raise. The supervisors voted earlier this year to create the separate public health agency to focus on disease control and bioterrorism prevention. Concerned that some Los Angeles County managers supplement their salaries through stipends or money from outside agencies, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order all these employees to immediately report the pay to the personnel director. The supervisors also decided that they must formally approve all existing and future stipends for the county’s 90,000 employees. “Some of our county managers received stipends from outside agencies to subsidize their existing county salaries,” Supervisor Gloria Molina said. “In some instances, these arrangements were made by county department heads. I believe that the current county salary levels are sufficient and appropriate for most county managers. “I also believe that, except for those museum employees whose supplemental salaries are covered under (county codes), any means to subsidize the county compensation level for a manager by an outside agency should be revealed and understood prior to such benefit being enacted, and formerly approved by the Board of Supervisors.” Employees who work for county museums and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will be exempted from disclosure of their additional stipends. County Director of Personnel Michael Henry is expected to prepare a report listing the stipends employees receive. [email protected] (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more