And We Thought Congressmen Were Raking It In

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    I just don't understand why I wasn't smart enough to move to California in my youth and get a state or county government job.
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    Alameda County supervisors have really taken to heart the adage that government should run like a business — rewarding County Administrator Susan Muranishi with the Wall Street-like wage of $423,664 a year.

    For the rest of her life.

    According to county pay records, in addition to her $301,000 base salary, Muranishi receives:

    – $24,000, plus change, in “equity pay’’ to guarantee that she makes at least 10 percent more than anyone else in the county.

    – About $54,000 a year in “longevity” pay for having stayed with the county for more than 30 years.

    – An annual performance bonus of $24,000.

    – And another $9,000 a year for serving on the county’s three-member Surplus Property Authority, an ad hoc committee of the Board of Supervisors that oversees the sale of excess land.

    Like other county executives, Muranishi also gets an $8,292-a-year car allowance.

    Muranishi has been with the county for 38 years, and she’s 63. When retirement day comes, she’ll be getting a lot more than a gold watch.

    That’s because, according to the county auditor’s office, Muranishi’s annual pension will be equal to the dollar total of her entire yearly package — $413,000. She also has a separate executive private pension plan, for which the county chips in $46,500 a year.


    http://blog.sfgate.com/matierandross/2013/03/25/alameda-county-administrator-tops-in-pay/