By Hilary Andrews, Kyla Calvert, Alison St. John and Renee Villasenor
Officials' salaries weigh more heavily on the pocketbooks of taxpayers in the county's smaller cities as seen below.
Each year, city officials' salaries cost Del Mar's 4,543 residents about $43.58 a piece. Del Mar's City Council members earn $3,600 a year.
San Diego City Council members make more than 20 times as much, but their salaries cost people who live in San Diego just 73 cents a year.
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PositionFull-/Part-timeSalaryMayorFull time$100,464Chief Operating OfficerFull time$250,000Eight council membersFull time$75,386 each
Population: 4,543PositionFull-/Part-timeSalaryMayorPart time$3,600City managerFull time$180,000Four council membersPart time$3,600 each
Population: 13,059PositionFull-/Part-timeSalaryMayorPart time$8,550.96City managerFull time$180,250Four council membersPart time$8,550.96 each
Population: 49,881PositionFull-/Part-timeSalaryMayorPart time$12,735.84City managerFull time$217,219.18Four council membersPart time$12,735.84 each