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News - July 30, 2010

Council agrees, employees are overpaid

Grand jury report says cities' staff costs need to be reigned in

by Daniel DeBolt

A recent Civil Grand Jury report that slams local cities for overcompensating their employees was largely met with agreement by Mountain View city management in a response unanimously approved Tuesday by the City Council.

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Posted by le dude
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 30, 2010 at 5:17 pm

That's right, pat yourselves on the back City Council. Everyone else go read the SJ Mercury News article to find out that MV employees are the 4th highest paid in the county. The City Manager and City Attorney should be fired for having built in such great and irreversible pay packages over the years a la Bell, CA.

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Posted by curious
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 30, 2010 at 10:08 pm

"a second-tier retirement pension benefit for new hires. "

Since when can we never change retirement systems for current employees? This happens all the time in private industry. People get paid for their contribution to the system at the time of the change and then everyone is on the same system.

If Mountain View is so good, the city government should post the wages and benefits of all city employees on their website, as requested by the governor. And none of this baloney that they can't do this for personnel privacy issues. The SJ Mercury News won a law suit on that after the bureaucrats fought them all the way to the Supreme Court using our money. But all the Mercury-News got was a one-time dump.

Well, it's time for the sun to shine. Mountain View like all other CA governments is facing an unsustainable debt from our agreements with the government employee unions. The situation is so bad that they soon will have to confiscate all the assets of taxpayers in the city to pay it off. Meanwhile the bozos on the Council are patting themselves on the back about how tough they are. What have they done about the $90,000 per year gardeners at the City golf course?

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