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Is Joe Chan the money honey?

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A new audit reveals that the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership isn’t great about tracking its expenditures, most notably the half of its budget that goes to staff salaries. The group’s president, Joe Chan, makes $220,000. Is that a lot for such an important official? You decide:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg: $225,000 (collects only $1 per year).

Councilman Brad Lander $112,500.

Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik Kahn: $205,180

Deputy Mayor Patti Harris: $245,760

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott: $250,000 (though he collects only $213,000 of it).

President Obama: $400,000

— Gary Buiso (significantly less)

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missing point says:
im not a joe chan fan - but joe leads a public / private partnership. you should compare relevant folks. like the heads of large business improvement districts and LDCs. that being said, joe probably makes more than them too!
May 10, 2011, 9:52 pm
Dave from Park Slope says:
Joe managed to run up a nice deficit, and attract pretty much zero business to downtown. Fail.
May 10, 2011, 10:21 pm
What a putz from Atlantic Yards says:
Should be a follow up story on this guy and how he ended up at ESD doing his usual nothing, wasting tax dollars and getting paid good money being a professional hack.
April 28, 4:26 pm

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