Also, ask Comcast how much of their profits stay in Chattanooga. You will get silence. And TFP..... post your top 10 salaries. And also your bottom 25. Yes, you have plenty of 10 percenters there, but you also have many that are barely paid minimum wage.
The Time Free Press should look toward TVA should they want to complain about salaries. They have 50 or more who make more then Mr. Depriest. I personally think their salaries are lower than average. Compare them to workers who do the same thing in the private sector. EPB is not a government operation paid for by taxpayers. They provide a service, and do it well. But their funding comes from electric ratepayers, not from taxes. If they were not here, then the good citizens of Chattanooga would be helping fund a $10M CEO of a private power company. Look at what the Comcast CEO makes. I don't know what the EPB budget is, but they have facilities that are worth many times the total worth of City facilities. A budget that likely is $500M or more. They need to have better than average managers running an operation of this importance.
If I were EPB, I would stop all of my advertising in the newspaper. I am sick of newspapers thinking that they can editorialize about anything and everything with no ramifications. I do not care that the editorial department and the sales department operate independently. Tell the Times Free Press the shove every bit of EPB's advertising up their editor's hiney.