Public officials throughout the Bay Area retired in 2011 with hefty, one-time checks for unused sick, personal, compensatory and vacation time:
  • n Robert Leland, Fairfield finance director: $354,401
  • n Michael Johnson, Solano County administrator: $280,417
  • n Jeffrey Smith, San Jose police captain: $264,764
  • n Gary Kirby, San Jose police captain: $224,118
  • n Kenneth Tanaka, San Jose police lieutenant: $221,144
  • n Kenneth Denson, Palo Alto police lieutenant: $212,739
  • n Bret Muncy, San Jose police sergeant: $193,731
  • n Alan Grieb, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District engineer: $184,403
  • n Alan Anderson, San Jose fire battalion chief: $180,978
  • n Melanie Bertelsen, San Jose police sergeant: $179,396
Source: Bay Area News Group public compensation database, ContraCostaTimes.com/salaries