I attended the City Council meeting last night and was appalled to learn that Menlo park City Council members only earn $600/month. Given the long hard hours that they work that should be paid at least the unemployment rate of $450/week or $1,950/month. Combined their total salaries at the new rate would only be $117,000/year- less than what I make.
It does not seem fair that people can sit at home not working and collect more money than hard working city council members who, on the average, are probably putting in more than 40 hours/week. Plus the people collecting unemployment insurance don't even pay CA state tax.