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Dublin City Manager to retire at year's end

Original post made on Sep 9, 2013

Dublin City Manager Joni Pattillo announced Friday that she will retire at the end of the year, marking an end to 25 years of service in local government including the last 5-1/2 as city manager.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 9, 2013, 7:16 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by William Tell, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 9, 2013 at 8:34 am

Now who will oversee and enable the rapid expansion of dense housing and repetitive retail (I think some more Safeways and Starbucks'es are needed)? I think there's a few square meters east of town that have yet to be developed, as well as infill needed all the way up 580 to Castro Valley...

Hope the have a good succession plan, but given it's da gub'mint, I wouldn't count on it.


Posted by Hosed Again, a resident of Dublin
on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:14 am

This looks like another case of a municipal executive retiring at around age 50, likely with full salary and benefits for the rest of her life. If so, it's another outrageous case of the hog-gorging-at-the-slop-trough at the expense of the taxpayers. There is no reason why these municipal workers should not have to wait until social security retirement age to collect their pensions; and the amount they collect should be cut to about 2/3 of their last salary.


Posted by in this case , a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

2/3rds of her salary would equate to a pension of $153,000 in her first year of retirement, plus a two percent annual cost of living increase, plus full medical benefits for life.


Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Considering how the new revenues allowed Dublin to improves it schools so that math API scores are higher and class sizes are smaller than Pleasanton's, maybe she deserves some of that pension.


Posted by local, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Retirement is probably larger because of all the pension spiking that goes on.

John, you are confusing the city with the school district; two different agencies. It is interesting though that Dublin's math score are better than Pleasanton. If you go to ed-data, you will see that Dublin is receiving $8,342 per student (including their parcel tax) and Pleasanton is receiving $8,480 per student. So people who say that Dublin is doing better because they have a parcel tax is not correct since Pleasanton receives other money equivalent to the parcel tax that Dublin received. Dublin receives $6,055/student from the state and Pleasanton received $5,779/per student from the state which in itself does not seem right that we receive less than Dublin from the state but it looks like that is back filled somehow with no parcel tax.


Posted by Of course, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Posted by john: "Considering how the new revenues allowed Dublin to improves it schools so that math API scores are higher and class sizes are smaller than Pleasanton's, maybe she deserves some of that pension."

Two different entities. That probably doesn't matter to you though because I'm sure every 25 year employee deserves "$153,000 in her first year of retirement, plus a two percent annual cost of living increase, plus full medical benefits for life."



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