California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters as he announces his proposed budget at the California State Capitol on January 10, 2011, in Sacramento, California. Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
By Michael B. Marois and James Nash
May 19, 2011 9:01 PM PT
Robb Quincey made $460,000 last year as city manager of Upland, California, a middle-class suburb east of Los Angeles at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. His duties included overseeing 325 employees, a police department with 25 cars, four fire stations and a library for the community of 76,000.