Santa Ana City Council votes to overpay its City managers

The O.C. Register is reporting that the Santa Ana City Council voted to increase the salaries of their city managers for 2008. The increases total almost $150,000.

City Manager Dave Ream is now making $196,320. You can see a complete list of the salary increases at this link.

It is outrageous that these managers have received raises when the City is failing its residents in so many ways.

To add insult to injury, Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez and her cohorts on the Public Safety Committee are continuing to discuss raising our taxes to hire more cops.

When is the Public Safety Committee going to look at saving money by outsourcing our police department to the O.C. Sheriff’s Department?

My sources are telling me that we could save as much as 25% of what we currently spend on police. That would be a massive savings that could result in new parks, more street repairs and new libraries.

We need to keep the pressure up on our Council members. Don’t let them get away with wasting our tax money on unnecessary raises!

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