Horsley reverses, will
forgo supes salary Other Topics, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jan 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm
Supervisor Don Horsley has announced that he has changed his mind and would resume his two-year practice of not taking a salary for the remaining two years of his four-year term on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.
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Posted by Joe, a resident of the Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm
Is it possible that Mr. Horsley does not owe this money? It's his salary and he did nothing illegal to start collecting it. He crossed a line ethically, perhaps, by going back on a promise, but think about that promise.
Yes, he had his eye on the election and the promise may have been significant in getting him elected, but it may not have. He was the establishment candidate, the candidate with the money and the connections, the odds-on favorite.
And for two years, he's been working for essentially nothing. Yes, he has a big pension. If he is cut, does he not bleed? Think about working for nothing, about working week after week, long days, getting in and out of the car, and having a $120,000 that you're not collecting. I can see room for regret, and cause for ill-considered moves after two years of that.
He has recommitted, and I think demanding that he repay that $18,600 is just piling on. He made a mistake. Let's move on. Jesus. He's a human being. Give him a break.