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'Pay raise' actually a cut for county manager

Original post made on Dec 21, 2012

A unanimous San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 11 introduced a measure to raise the annual salary of the county manager to $300,000. If the board approves the measure in January, the $30,000, 11-percent raise would benefit John Maltbie, the county manager for 20 years prior to his retirement in 2008 and who the board has rehired after 13 months as interim manager.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Overpaid Govt Employees
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Dec 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I understand Silicon Valley is a unique expensive area. I will give you that. However, I do not understand in the worst economic times since the Great Depression, why are our local govts handing out $300,000 salaries? EVERYONE needs to do their share for society. Can't he be paid half that ($150,000) and still feel "well-paid" for this local area. I was told the "poverty level" in Silicon Valley is around $60,000/year. He still is well above that!!! Come on people. The local taxpayers are struggling.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Dec 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm

"A unanimous San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 23 " this meting took place on December 11, 20102 not Dec 23

I don't have a clue why or how $300,000 is less than $270,000 in anybody's book.

the 9 weeks of vacation with the CASH IN privilege only given to two of our over 5,000 employees should be addressed. Who were the Supervisors who approved this?


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Posted by Renee Batti
news editor of The Almanac
on Dec 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Renee Batti is a registered user.

Thanks, Michael. We corrected it in the original story, but missed the version on this thread. It's now fixed.


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