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'Pay raise' actually a cut for county manager

Original post made on Dec 19, 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. But while $300,000 is a raise, it is actually a cut in Mr. Maltbie's pay.

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Posted by Michael Stogner
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

I rest my case,on my comment that Don Horlsey B? Slapped Dave Pine on this Whistleblower and ethics presentation. Nov 20th 2012. In my many years of experience working as a victims advocate it not uncommon to see a victim getting closer to their abuser. The great news for all of us in San Mateo County is that somehow a 11% raise / increase is actually a cut according to Don and Dave. And which they didn't mention until today.

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Posted by Mac
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Dec 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Starting a little early on the 'cheer', are we?

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Posted by Steve Taffee
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Dec 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm

My problem is that $300K is a hell of a lot of money for anyone in this position. There's a not-so-virtuous cycle that is going on with executive pay, in government, some non-profits, and most companies in which consultants conduct studies of competitor organization salaries, report that your CEO is falling behind those surveyed, so boards bump up compensation to remain "competitive." No one stops to perform a sanity check to see if such salaries are warranted by the work performed, the income and savings generated, and perhaps most importantly, the equity within the organization's highest and lowest paid workers.

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Posted by wondering...
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Dec 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Would it be the "manager's" job to know how far to pave Alpine Road for the City of Menlo Park? For all this great managerial money that is being paid you'd figure SOMEONE would have know where to take the paving to so that the county would finish the rest. Stanford seems to have know exactly where to stop their path. Is the City ever going to fix the rest? Perhaps when PG&E gets around to fixing their mess, that contractor could be hired to fix the miscalculation??

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Regardless of whether or not this was a raise, it's too much money. This has nothing to do with the person but the amount of money the BOS approved. It's no wonder governments are out of money and need to raise taxes.

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Posted by susan smith
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

It is too much money, period. What if he dies? The man retired, and should be working training and assisting the next County Manager, not playing place-holder. The fix is in.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Dec 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

This is a man who has already abruptly resigned and then quickly rescinded his resignation in the past. We never found out what triggered that resignation in the first place.

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