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Mountain View's top employee says goodbye

Original post made on Dec 19, 2019

After eight years in Mountain View and more than 30 years in public service, Dan Rich formally hangs up his hat this week as the city manager, ending his tenure as Mountain View's top employee.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 19, 2019, 1:46 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Dec 19, 2019 at 2:59 pm

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I can understand why Rich is pretty happy. 2019 salary of $310,931. Lifetime pension and healthcare should come out to be over $150,000 annually.

Posted by Pathetic
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Dec 19, 2019 at 4:08 pm

He help create the RV problem in MV. We are stuck with massive developments and the character of the city with its views of the mountains has been destroyed. Good riddance while you take the money and run.

Posted by Way off
a resident of Jackson Park
on Dec 19, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Rich’s PERS income will likely be closer to 75% of his salary plus health care benefits.

Posted by Bill
a resident of Rex Manor
on Dec 19, 2019 at 9:49 pm

I really screwed up. I have a CS masters degree and still work in tech at 60. Any pension is only what I can save over the years. Rich never created anything or got a patent in anything. Yet his pension is secure and he is worth millions for being a public administrator. Had I a crystal ball knowing that being a fireman or a city manager was so lucrative I would have done it differently. I just finished working 80 hours this week. Good for Rich and may he have a retirement like his name - Rich.

Posted by Corrections
a resident of Willowgate
on Dec 19, 2019 at 10:24 pm

Being City Manager for Mountain View is equivalent to being CEO of a company with more than $300 million in annual revenue and stricter reporting requirements than a publicly traded company. This is not an IC or middle manager role. Despite that, an IC or middle manager working at the big tech companies gets paid enough more than the city manager to cover his salary plus enough savings to fund an equivalent retirement.

Posted by Failing Up
a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 20, 2019 at 7:06 am

I wish I could get paid $300k/year to preside over a human rights disaster

Posted by Bruce
a resident of another community
on Dec 20, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Those who criticize simply do so out of ignorance. They don't know or appreciate the amount of work or intellectual challenge the job presents. So easy for us to assume somebody's else's job is so easy and they have it made. Yes, the financial perks are great -- so perhaps some of you should consider a job in public service as well!
As for the story -- writer missed out on one major aspect of Dan's personality -- his understated sense of humor. Those who actually know him will miss him. I wish him the best.

Posted by MV_Voter
a resident of Rex Manor
on Dec 20, 2019 at 10:05 pm

MV_Voter is a registered user.

i was once told, "those who do not do what needs to be done, have an easy time telling those who have to do what has to be done, how it is that they who are doing, should do, what needs to be done."

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