"It's a good sign," said Carlyn Foster, a spokeswoman with the union. She said it is a sign residents of the district agree that a limit should be placed on how much El Camino, which accepts taxpayer money, can pay its executives.
The district includes the cities of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, a majority of Sunnyvale and a small portion of Cupertino, as well as some nearby unincorporated areas.
The initiative proposes that no executive at the hospital or within the hospital district could be paid more than twice the salary of California's governor. Gov. Jerry Brown's current salary is $173,987 — a reduction in the allowed governor's salary from 2007, which was $212,179.
Tomi Ryba, the El Camino Hospital's recently hired CEO is being paid $695,000 annually — nearly double what she would be allowed to make if the proposed legislation were to go into effect today.
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