Dec 3, 2009

What ZevPost costs

So how much does Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky spend to run the county news website his office launched last month? According to Chief Deputy Supervisor Alisa Belinkoff Katz, $113,400 a year.

She broke it all down in an email:
The website is paid for utilizing funds from Supervisor Yaroslavsky's office budget. We have two part-time Web News Writers who are paid $3,000 a month each. We currently have a contract with a web developer for $3,000 a month. We also have a contract for hosting of the website that costs $450 a month (it would have cost us $1200 a month had we used the County's servers for this purpose). Special Project's Deputy Joel Sappell edits the site in addition to his many other duties. Finally, each of our staff members contributes ideas and, occasionally, copy and photos for the site.

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