S.M.C. Supervisors Give 11% Salary INCREASE Around Town, posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community, on Apr 25, 2012 at 10:11 am
Adrienne Tissier, Carole Groom, Don Horsley, Rose Jacobs Gibson all voted yesterday to give an $18,039 annual raise to Bob Adler our new county Controller. These are the same 4 Supervisors who skipped the appointment process and appointed him in March, thanks to Don Horsley who also asked the County Council to draft the wording for a ballot measure to eliminate the elected position.
"This comes at a time when the County faces a projected budget deficit of $28 million.... While currently asking (other) employees for $7 million in concessions."
Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community, on Apr 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm
Peter, I have no idea what Truth was talking about either.
I do know that Adrienne Tissier, Carole Groom, Don Horsley, Rose Jacobs Gibson are the same 4 out of 5 Supervisors who voted for a 3% raise to the Sheriff's Union while at the same time asking other County employees to take cuts.
2 of the 4 were appointed not elected
When asked how are we going to afford to pay for this Don Horsley said "I don't know, we will worry about that when the time comes"
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community, on Apr 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm
There are people in my neighborhood - all here legally, btw - who live on the amount of that raise. Before faulting the raise - maybe it's well-deserved, maybe that person saves lives? (yeah, right), I gotta say- given what Mr. Stogner described, none of these decisions make much sense.
What has remained consistent, however, if that Mr. Horsley just loves to shoot his mouth off about things he's not well-versed in. I recall a few years back, getting ready to launch his political career, he thought it would make him popular to announce the possibility of banning certain breeds of dogs from the county. What the good sheriff was ignorant of was the law that prevents specific breed bans. I'd sure check that out before I shot my mouth off, but then again, I'm not the sheriff.
Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community, on Apr 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Had Don Horsley not been in such a hurry to skip the entire appointment process he and the others could have interviewed several applicants and could have discussed salary expectations which could have included a decrease in salary.