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July 19, 2010

As If To Prove The Point: Coming Soon, The $1 Million Per Year Public "Servant"

You know they want this. They need to establish this as something that happens on occasion, so that it can then happen more frequently. And then, habitually.

Pretty good gig -- do nothing, produce nothing, except for bossin'-people-around social engineering, and collect a cool mil a year, without fear of ever losing your job for any reason whatsoever. Beautiful.

So much for that old saw that government employees are being paid less than the rest of us so they deserve better benefits.

The Los Angeles Times revealed in a front-page story that Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo is paid a salary of nearly $800,000 a year. His contract calls for annual increases of 12%. That means his one-year increase in salary next year will be over $94,000.

If he stays with the job - and why wouldn't he - and the contract doesn't change, the city manager of a city with a 37,000 population will be making more than a million dollars a year in a couple of years.

Highly paid public administrators in Bell don't stop with the city manager. Police Chief Randy Adams pulls down $457,000 a year. The Times article points out that salary is 50% more than the yearly salary of the Los Angeles police chief and L.A. County sheriff.

Even the assistant Bell city manager is paid more than the L.A. police chief.

The Bell City Council members take care of themselves as well. They are part-time employees who make $100,000 a year. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is investigating the city council salaries.

Thanks to StarChamberMaid.

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