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This edition of the Long Beach Business Podcast features highlights from City Manager Patrick West’s annual interview with the Business Journal on the topic of city salaries, which since 1997 has focused on “the $100,000 Club.” Now, as you’ll hear in this podcast and see detailed in the Business Journal’s print and web versions next week, we’re turning our attention to another growing elite group of city employees: the $200,000 Club. In this interview – West’s last on the topic, as he plans to depart his position in late September – West and his top staff discuss high-earning city employees, remaining competitive for top talent with other cities, the city budget, and a bit about West’s career with the city.

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