This is really the bottom line on all levels of government. Cut the public sector middle income jobs and give raises to people at the top of government and top of the County and City payroll.Admin and Personnel will not be taking the cuts and paying more PERS. There contract has them getting a raise. They make the rules but do not follow them. Blind leading the blind.
No cuts for County Administrator Bill Goodwin, who has cost this county much money in lawsuits and doesn't even live here. No cuts for District Attorney Greg Cohen, whose numerous mishandling of cases has created a tremendous avalanche of lawsuits over the years. No cuts for County Council William Murphy and his side kick Arthur Wylene, who has violated all kinds of laws, misinterpreting laws for the benefit of corrupt good ole' boys and resulting in multiple lawsuits. No cuts for Public Works Director, whose infrastructure speaks for itself with the mishandling of the Antelope sewer problem being his mishandled baby for 20 years and how much has that cost us?
Now, let's talk about cutting California legislatures bloated wages and benefits, which is a total waste of taxpayers money, because as far as I can see Herger, Nielson, Brown and La Malfa have never done anything to help Tehama County,except use us like their $5.00 hooker, to be used as needed and tossed to the side when their done...cheap and used.
Supervisors Greg Avilla, Bob Williams, both Republicans and farmers want to protect their pockets by fighting to keep the Williamson Act in place, in order to give themselves and rich farmers outrageous tax breaks. Pretty self-serving.
Avilla and Supervsior George Russell both had no problem accepting decent pay, outrageous for Russell, and great benefits, when they were working for the public school system, but now that they secure in their retirement, they want to strip their employees of theirs.
Supervisor Dennis Garton and former Sheriff Clay Parker, both Republicans were always first in line, for raises and perks, even before their own deputies, but now its a necessity to cut back. Especially after the 20 years of corruption, lawsuits and political pandering they did and the lawsuits they created.
Supervisor Ron Warner, a Republican has set by and done nothing to help Tehama County, except to schmooze the Northern State Republican Mafia much to Tehama County's detriment.
When you start looking at cutting at the top and cleaning up corrupt practices by inept Supervisors and their appointed officals. There is a lot of money to pay bills and for employees to keep their benefits and moderate income.