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S.M.C. Supervisors Give 11% Salary INCREASE

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner, another community, on Apr 25, 2012

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."

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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Disgusting example of local government waste.


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Posted by truth
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Apr 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Yay, Joanna! Down with government! Down with young people!


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

"! Down with government! Down with young people!"

Just exactly what is this person referring to with these unrelated comments?


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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"


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Apr 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Since when does being appalled at an 11% salary increase equate to down with government and down with young people?


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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.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Apr 26, 2012 at 10:49 am

It's expensive for everyone to live out here.

Due to the economy, employees at a lot of our local companies haven't pay increases in years. Most of us just count ourselves lucky to have a job!

11%???


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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.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Mr. Stogner, any ideas as to why they rushed the process? To snap up this particular candidate or some other reason?

BTW, I sent an email to your Yahoo email address a couple of weeks ago re something else.


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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Hmmm, I don't know why Don Horsley rushed and ignored the appointment process.

I do know he was involved in getting rid of the Clerk for Supervisor position Rick Silver held.
After Mr. Silver was forced to resign the position was no longer appointed by the BOS it became part of the County Managers duties. Mr. Silver transferred Don's wife and paid the price for it.

Web Link

"Sheriff Horsley, also a longtime friend of Silver's, acknowledged that he contacted members of the board, inquiring about the transfer of his wife."
``I asked if they were doing this in a fair way,'' Horsley said, disputing the description that he was lobbying in behalf of his wife.

* I did get your e-mail


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

As usual, I appreciate the info, Mr. Stogner. I thought of you when I watched Mr. Wagstaffe interviewed on the news last night re the mental midget who set the wrong car on fire at the DMV.


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