Santa Cruz County Sanitation District proposes increase of more than 5 percent

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The Santa Cruz County Sanitation District, which provides sewer services for Live Oak, Capitola, Soquel and parts of Aptos, is proposing an average rate increase of 5.2 percent.

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Hayward, CA

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May 6, 2009
 
the sanitation department has 24 employees with a median annual salary of $55,000. why does the county pay 24 people to maintain only 185 miles of sewer lines and 33 pump stations?

Name (last, first) SANDOVAL, RAMON
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 61038.95
Overtime pay 3501.37
Total pay 64540.32

Name (last, first) HAWTHORNE, BRADLEY
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 60011.21
Overtime pay 3634.85
Total pay 63646.06

Name (last, first) GONZALES, GONZALO
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 60011.23
Overtime pay 3559.54
Total pay 63570.77

Name (last, first) BALOGH, PATRICIA
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 60011.2
Overtime pay 3422.13
Total pay 63433.33

Name (last, first) HURLEY, JEFFREY
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 59982.58
Overtime pay 3007.87
Total pay 62990.45

Name (last, first) CERVANTEZ, PORFIRIO
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 61010.22
Overtime pay 770.09
Total pay 61780.31

Name (last, first) CARRILLO, BEN
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 59830.64
Overtime pay 724.77
Total pay 60555.41

Name (last, first) TURNER, PATRICK
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 55617.88
Overtime pay 4577.01
Total pay 60194.89

Name (last, first) ST. DENIS, VALERIE
Job title SANITAT MAINTWKR III
Regular pay 56383.2
Overtime pay 1575.63
Total pay 57958.83

Name (last, first) SANCHEZ, FARAN
Job title SANITAT MAINTWKR II
Regular pay 51599.22
Overtime pay 5590.11
Total pay 57189.33

Name (last, first) AYON, GREGORIO
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 54188.1
Overtime pay 2663.12
Total pay 56851.22

Name (last, first) SANDOVAL, JOSE
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR 1/
Regular pay 49870.01
Overtime pay 5639
Total pay 55509.01

Name (last, first) SALGADO, JOSEPH
Job title SAN I TAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 53153.6
Overtime pay 2165.59
Total pay 55319.19

Name (last, first) ANDERSON, MICHAEL
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 53153.61
Overtime pay 1815.33
Total pay 54968.94

Name (last, first) ORTEGA, DANIEL
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 52290.86
Overtime pay 2225.26
Total pay 54516.12

Name (last, first) MARRISON, RANDY
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 53153.61
Overtime pay 532.83
Total pay 53686.44

Name (last, first) RODRIGUEZ, JUAN
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 49627.62
Overtime pay 3153.24
Total pay 52780.86

Name (last, first) VEGA, JOE
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR I
Regular pay 48692.82
Overtime pay 3714.85
Total pay 52407.67

Name (last, first) DE LA CRUZ, RICARDO
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 48690.41
Overtime pay 1859.76
Total pay 50550.17

Name (last, first) SPEZIALE, THOMAS
Job title SANITATMAINTWKR II
Regular pay 46982.67
Overtime pay 2208.03
Total pay 49190.7

Name (last, first) BERKHEMER, JON
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 42123.2
Overtime pay 4345.04
Total pay 46468.24

Name (last, first) ELLIS, MACDONALD
Job title SANITAT MAINTWKR I
Regular pay 41218.5
Overtime pay 4710.55
Total pay 45929.05

Name (last, first) CULLEN, KATHRYN
Job title SAN I TAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 42816.04
Overtime pay 2723.74
Total pay 45539.78

Name (last, first) SMITH, MARY
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR "
Regular pay 41351.26
Overtime pay 2783.79
Total pay 44135.05
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Santa Cruz, CA

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May 6, 2009
 
Because they AREN'T SPENDING THEIR OWN MONEY! If they actually had were required to turn a profit, even as a government entity, they would have cut their costs (labor costs) long ago. If they are force-fed my tax money, their is no incentive to become efficient.
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#4
May 6, 2009
 
LOL......yeah right...what have they been doing for the last ten years?

The cost of construction labor had plunged & so has the cost of commodities.

You just gotta laugh.

Sooner or later the taxpayers are going to take over Santa Cruz, if this keeps up.
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San Francisco, CA

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#5
May 6, 2009
 
you guys are idiots.....some of these people live within the county service area also, they pay the same fees as you.
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San Francisco, CA

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May 7, 2009
 
take another puff wrote:
the sanitation department has 24 employees with a median annual salary of $55,000. why does the county pay 24 people to maintain only 185 miles of sewer lines and 33 pump stations?
Name (last, first) SANDOVAL, RAMON
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 61038.95
Overtime pay 3501.37
Total pay 64540.32
Name (last, first) HAWTHORNE, BRADLEY
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 60011.21
Overtime pay 3634.85
Total pay 63646.06
Name (last, first) GONZALES, GONZALO
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 60011.23
Overtime pay 3559.54
Total pay 63570.77
Name (last, first) BALOGH, PATRICIA
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 60011.2
Overtime pay 3422.13
Total pay 63433.33
Name (last, first) HURLEY, JEFFREY
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 59982.58
Overtime pay 3007.87
Total pay 62990.45
Name (last, first) CERVANTEZ, PORFIRIO
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 61010.22
Overtime pay 770.09
Total pay 61780.31
Name (last, first) CARRILLO, BEN
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 59830.64
Overtime pay 724.77
Total pay 60555.41
Name (last, first) TURNER, PATRICK
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 55617.88
Overtime pay 4577.01
Total pay 60194.89
Name (last, first) ST. DENIS, VALERIE
Job title SANITAT MAINTWKR III
Regular pay 56383.2
Overtime pay 1575.63
Total pay 57958.83
Name (last, first) SANCHEZ, FARAN
Job title SANITAT MAINTWKR II
Regular pay 51599.22
Overtime pay 5590.11
Total pay 57189.33
Name (last, first) AYON, GREGORIO
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 54188.1
Overtime pay 2663.12
Total pay 56851.22
Name (last, first) SANDOVAL, JOSE
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR 1/
Regular pay 49870.01
Overtime pay 5639
Total pay 55509.01
Name (last, first) SALGADO, JOSEPH
Job title SAN I TAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 53153.6
Overtime pay 2165.59
Total pay 55319.19
Name (last, first) ANDERSON, MICHAEL
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 53153.61
Overtime pay 1815.33
Total pay 54968.94
Name (last, first) ORTEGA, DANIEL
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 52290.86
Overtime pay 2225.26
Total pay 54516.12
Name (last, first) MARRISON, RANDY
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 53153.61
Overtime pay 532.83
Total pay 53686.44
Name (last, first) RODRIGUEZ, JUAN
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 49627.62
Overtime pay 3153.24
Total pay 52780.86
Name (last, first) VEGA, JOE
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR I
Regular pay 48692.82
Overtime pay 3714.85
Total pay 52407.67
Name (last, first) DE LA CRUZ, RICARDO
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 48690.41
Overtime pay 1859.76
Total pay 50550.17
Name (last, first) SPEZIALE, THOMAS
Job title SANITATMAINTWKR II
Regular pay 46982.67
Overtime pay 2208.03
Total pay 49190.7
Name (last, first) BERKHEMER, JON
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 42123.2
Overtime pay 4345.04
Total pay 46468.24
Name (last, first) ELLIS, MACDONALD
Job title SANITAT MAINTWKR I
Regular pay 41218.5
Overtime pay 4710.55
Total pay 45929.05
Name (last, first) CULLEN, KATHRYN
Job title SAN I TAT MAINT WKR II
Regular pay 42816.04
Overtime pay 2723.74
Total pay 45539.78
Name (last, first) SMITH, MARY
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR "
Regular pay 41351.26
Overtime pay 2783.79
Total pay 44135.05
Why knock the workers? The bulk of the budget is the district's share to the city of SC to treat the waste water, and maintain and upgrade the treatment plant to state requirements. Learn a little before you post. Maybe you'd rather just dig a hole in your back yard? Honestly, some of the people who post here are really stupid!
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Turlock, CA

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May 7, 2009
 
TAKE ANOTHER PUFF--

Why do you need to post these workers incomes.I want to know what your point is ? Do you think they should do this work for free?I don't think alot of people would want to do what they do.But I know when there's problems
we want them out there right away.I appreciate the work they do and the rest of the county and city workers.So stop whining they pay there share of taxes to?When there's been openings with the county or city anyone can apply.
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May 10, 2009
 
it turns out that the prior list of sanitation workers did not include all of the sanitation workers. the city of santa cruz employees an additional 16 sanitation workers who are classified as WASTEWATER employees. not only does the city employ an additional 16 sanitation workers, but it employs the highest paid of all sanitation workers. so, what does this mean? this means that the true cost of operating the sanitation dept is much, much higher than initially thought. check it out...

City of Santa Cruz 2008 salary database:

Name (last, first) SEIDEL, DANNIE C
Job title SUPT OF WASTWTR COL/TREAT FAC
Regular pay $122,248.9
Overtime pay 0
Total pay $122,248.9

Name (last, first) BABATOLA, AKIN F
Job title WASTEWATER LAB/PRETREAT MGR
Regular pay $104,29.59
Overtime pay 0
Total pay $104,29.59

Name (last, first) LORENSON, ARTHUR E
Job title SR WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
Regular pay $96,614.46
Overtime pay 3,141.02
Total pay $99,755.48

Name (last, first) CULBERTSON, MICHAEL O
Job title SR WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
Regular pay $96,894.27
Overtime pay 1,280.08
Total pay $98,174.35

Name (last, first) SANDRETTI, MARK L
Job title SR WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
Regular pay 96,286.44
Overtime pay 46.41
Total pay $96,332.85

Name (last, first) GORTON, GERALD R
Job title SR WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
Regular pay $96,119.21
Overtime pay 61.88
Total pay $96,181.09

Name (last, first) PEARSON, ERNEST C
Job title SUPT OF WASTE DISPOSAL
Regular pay 82,570.01
Overtime pay 0
Total pay 82,570.01

Name (last, first) MEYERS, DAVID T
Job title SR WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
Regular pay 64,686.51
Overtime pay 2,722.09
Total pay $67,408.6

Name (last, first) BUMGARNER, ERIC D
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS SR MAINT WKR
Regular pay 63,023.09
Overtime pay 2,825.39
Total pay 65,848.48

Name (last, first) LOCATELLI, JAMES A
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS SR MAINT WKR
Regular pay $61,852.06
Overtime pay 1,232.19
Total pay $63,084.25

Name (last, first) FEUERHAKEN, GARY P
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS SR MAINT WKR
Regular pay 63,021.3
Overtime pay 0
Total pay 63,021.3

Name (last, first) TORRES, ANTHONY M
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS SR MAINT WKR
Regular pay $55,507.51
Overtime pay 4,511.11
Total pay $60,018.62

Name (last, first) NELSON, PAUL W
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS MAINT WKR
Regular pay $36,019.35
Overtime pay 0
Total pay 36,019.35

Name (last, first) WINFIELD, DAVE D
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS MAINT WKR
Regular pay 34,700.7
Overtime pay 163.51
Total pay 34,864.21

Name (last, first) LUIS, PAUL G
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS MAINT WKR
Regular pay 33,945.77
Overtime pay 65.49
Total pay 34,011.26

Name (last, first) BLANKE, DARREN J
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS MAINT WKR
Regular pay 33,792.68
Overtime pay 0
Total pay 33,792.68
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the sanitation department has 24 employees with a median annual salary of $55,000. why does the county pay 24 people to maintain only 185 miles of sewer lines and 33 pump stations?
Name (last, first) SANDOVAL, RAMON
Job title SANITAT MAINT WKR III
Regular pay 61038.95.………
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San Francisco, CA

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May 12, 2009
 
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it turns out that the prior list of sanitation workers did not include all of the sanitation workers. the city of santa cruz employees an additional 16 sanitation workers who are classified as WASTEWATER employees. not only does the city employ an additional 16 sanitation workers, but it employs the highest paid of all sanitation workers. so, what does this mean? this means that the true cost of operating the sanitation dept is much, much higher than initially thought. check it out...
City of Santa Cruz 2008 salary database:
Name (last, first) SEIDEL, DANNIE C
Job title SUPT OF WASTWTR COL/TREAT FAC
Regular pay $122,248.9
Overtime pay 0
Total pay $122,248.9
Name (last, first) BABATOLA, AKIN F
Job title WASTEWATER LAB/PRETREAT MGR
Regular pay $104,29.59
Overtime pay 0
Total pay $104,29.59
Name (last, first) LORENSON, ARTHUR E
Job title SR WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
Regular pay $96,614.46
Overtime pay 3,141.02
Total pay $99,755.48
Name (last, first) CULBERTSON, MICHAEL O
Job title SR WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
Regular pay $96,894.27
Overtime pay 1,280.08
Total pay $98,174.35
Name (last, first) SANDRETTI, MARK L
Job title SR WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
Regular pay 96,286.44
Overtime pay 46.41
Total pay $96,332.85
Name (last, first) GORTON, GERALD R
Job title SR WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
Regular pay $96,119.21
Overtime pay 61.88
Total pay $96,181.09
Name (last, first) PEARSON, ERNEST C
Job title SUPT OF WASTE DISPOSAL
Regular pay 82,570.01
Overtime pay 0
Total pay 82,570.01
Name (last, first) MEYERS, DAVID T
Job title SR WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
Regular pay 64,686.51
Overtime pay 2,722.09
Total pay $67,408.6
Name (last, first) BUMGARNER, ERIC D
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS SR MAINT WKR
Regular pay 63,023.09
Overtime pay 2,825.39
Total pay 65,848.48
Name (last, first) LOCATELLI, JAMES A
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS SR MAINT WKR
Regular pay $61,852.06
Overtime pay 1,232.19
Total pay $63,084.25
Name (last, first) FEUERHAKEN, GARY P
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS SR MAINT WKR
Regular pay 63,021.3
Overtime pay 0
Total pay 63,021.3
Name (last, first) TORRES, ANTHONY M
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS SR MAINT WKR
Regular pay $55,507.51
Overtime pay 4,511.11
Total pay $60,018.62
Name (last, first) NELSON, PAUL W
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS MAINT WKR
Regular pay $36,019.35
Overtime pay 0
Total pay 36,019.35
Name (last, first) WINFIELD, DAVE D
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS MAINT WKR
Regular pay 34,700.7
Overtime pay 163.51
Total pay 34,864.21
Name (last, first) LUIS, PAUL G
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS MAINT WKR
Regular pay 33,945.77
Overtime pay 65.49
Total pay 34,011.26
Name (last, first) BLANKE, DARREN J
Job title WASTEWATER MAINS MAINT WKR
Regular pay 33,792.68
Overtime pay 0
Total pay 33,792.68
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These people are employees of the city of SC. they are not employees of the SCC Sanitation District.
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May 12, 2009
 
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/santa-cruz-...
Idiot wrote:
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These people are employees of the city of SC. they are not employees of the SCC Sanitation District.
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May 12, 2009
 
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The Santa cruz County Sanitation District has no employees that work at the Santa cruz City treatment plant. The district pays a percentage of the treatment planrt operation costs based on gallonage of wastewater generated by the people in the district.

Do you even realize the two are seperate government entities? The majority of your sewer bill, included in your property tax bill if you own property, is the costs of the operation, maintenance, and upgrades to the treatment plant, pump stations, and sewer lines, not the salaries of the people that work in the district.

You need to look at the sanitation district budget.
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May 12, 2009
 
do you understand the concept of commingling?

the costs (employee compensation) involved in the sanitation service for santa cruz/live oak are too much. this service could be performed more efficiently and effectively.
Idiot wrote:
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The Santa cruz County Sanitation District has no employees that work at the Santa cruz City treatment plant. The district pays a percentage of the treatment planrt operation costs based on gallonage of wastewater generated by the people in the district.
Do you even realize the two are seperate government entities? The majority of your sewer bill, included in your property tax bill if you own property, is the costs of the operation, maintenance, and upgrades to the treatment plant, pump stations, and sewer lines, not the salaries of the people that work in the district.
You need to look at the sanitation district budget.
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May 16, 2009
 
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do you understand the concept of commingling?
the costs (employee compensation) involved in the sanitation service for santa cruz/live oak are too much. this service could be performed more efficiently and effectively.
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You sound like you know alot about sh*t but you certainly don't know sh*t about the sanitation district budget and the agreements between SCCSD and SC.
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May 16, 2009
 
"The City of Santa Cruz accounts for its wastewater system as an enterprise activity, primarily relying on service charges for funding."

yes, an enterprise activity which allows the employess of the local government to stuff their pockets full of cash at the people's expense!
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You sound like you know alot about **** but you certainly don't know **** about the sanitation district budget and the agreements between SCCSD and SC.
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May 17, 2009
 
take another puff wrote:
"The City of Santa Cruz accounts for its wastewater system as an enterprise activity, primarily relying on service charges for funding."
yes, an enterprise activity which allows the employess of the local government to stuff their pockets full of cash at the people's expense!
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Thanks. You just proved my point.
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