By: Diane Benjamin
Evidently your McLean County representatives don’t want you to know how much Cassy Taylor is paid. A salary increase was approved last Thursday with no mention of how much it was. The agenda said:
A. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – Elizabeth Johnston
- Items to be presented for action:
a) Request to approve an amendment to the Employment Agreement
between McLean County and County Administrator. (To Be Distributed)
The only transparency here is the County answered my FOIA request within one day of filing it. Try FOIAing other government units – you will be lucky to get a response in the required 5 business days without them asking for additional time.
Salary history from Open The Books: https://www.openthebooks.com/members/employer-detail/?Id=70737&tab=1&F_Name_S=Taylor%20C&Year_S=0
|2022||Mclean County||Taylor Cassy L||$159,270.39||Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund|
|2021||Mclean County||Taylor Cassy L||$126,227.08||Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund|
|2020||Mclean County||Taylor Cassy L||$105,571.49||Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund|
|2019||Mclean County||Taylor Cassy L||$91,023.72||Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund|
|2018||Mclean County||Taylor Cassy L||$81,543.10||Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund|
|2017||Mclean County||Taylor Cassy L||$80,114.27||Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund|
Taylor was named Administrator in 2021.
The amended employment contract will be in effect until February 28, 2029. Her salary increased to $176,928 with increases of $16,500 in both 2025 and 2026 if her performance review that we will never see scores 3.0 or higher.
She also gets a $9,000 a year car allowance.
Do the math – she got an 11% increase this year. She also plans to keep all the new money generated by increasing property values. A windfall for her to spend both professionally and personally.
Of course you get the bill.
See the employment contract here: