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L.A. says housing authority boss deserves extra pay

Posted: June 8, 2012 3:30 p.m.
Updated: June 8, 2012 3:30 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles is paying new housing authority boss Douglas Guthrie $100,000 more than allowed under recently implemented federal guidelines.

Agency officials tell the Los Angeles Times they will use non-federal money to augment his $260,000 salary because the amount is needed to make the pay comparable to that received by other city agency chiefs.

Guthrie was hired to help calm a scandal at the housing authority, the agency that's supposed to help shelter the city's poor.

Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development officials say ousted director Rudolf Montiel received $606,000 in salary and other compensation in 2010. Montiel tells the Times he got $278,000 in salary, a $43,200 housing allowance and $50,000 bonus in 2010. Montiel left after reaching a $1.2 million settlement.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.




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