OC Supervisors grossly overpaid

The OC Register published an interesting article today examining the salaries of our OC Supervisors. I was shocked to find out that they make $200,703.30, when you include all the stipends they receive. Wow! These guys are terribly overpaid.

It turns out that their pay is pegged to the salary offered to OC municipal judges, who are now superior court judges. What? That is not right.

I would prefer to see the Supervisors paid half of what they are making. If they don’t like that – they can stay in the private sector!

This ought to be put on the ballot. Supervisor Chris Norby was quoted as saying “The ultimate job evaluation is done every four years by the electorate.” Maybe – but we ought to evaluate their salaries too.

How about paying the OC Supervisors no more than twice what the lowest paid OC worker makes? That sounds good to me. Public service is exactly that – you shouldn’t line your wallet while serving the public.

Now I understand why so many people want to run for Lou Correa’s seat on the OC Board of Supervisors. Talk about a big raise for Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante, who currently is a low-level middle manager at the county. It would be a gross injustice to triple his salary in this fashion. Let him earn it the way the rest of us have to!

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