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Hospital district voters should defeat Measure M

Original post made on Nov 2, 2012

We hope voters in the El Camino Hospital District will see Measure M for what it is — a vindictive strike by a disgruntled union that, if legal, will prevent hiring the best-qualified executives to run the district.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by Rick, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I completely disagree. What skills does CEO Tomi Ryba, who is paid $700,000 a year, have that somebody paid merely $350,000 wouldn't have? It seems whatever, if any, skill lacking could be compensated by hiring another employee, or three, with the remaining $350,000.
Everyone should vote "Yes" on Measure M on Nov. 6.


Posted by What a joke, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Executive compensation is out of control. The editor can't escape that fact and has bought into the whole best-qualified leader argument. And this is a hospital that has some what of a monopoly in the area for people that have insurance that the hospital accepts. BTW, most of the Mountain View residents I know can't afford ECH and end up at Kaiser.


Posted by John, a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Skills that come in at 700k? I do not get the logic? Pay him 1.4 million and the skill would double?


Posted by Peon, a resident of Castro City
on Nov 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

The editor no doubt thinks he or she is worth a ton of money as well.


Posted by reader, a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hooray, Measure M passed!

Thank goodness the sensible voters realize that a CEO who oversees one mid-size and one small community hospital should not command a salary that is 4x that of the President of the United States!