100K Pension Club Members: Tri-Valley Around Town, posted by ?, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm
Why is that Pleasanton has almost twice as many members in this Tax Payer funded 100K+ pension club than the other three Tri-Valley cities combined? And why does Pleasanton have 48 more 100 thousand dollar club members than Dublin?
Number of employees receiving six-figure pensions: 1 Web Link
Number of employees receiving six-figure pensions: 4
Posted by Sam, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm
"Why is that Pleasanton has almost twice as many members in this Tax Payer funded 100K+ pension club than the other three Tri-Valley cities combined? And why does Pleasanton have 48 more 100 thousand dollar club members than Dublin?"
I dunno. You tell us. Why does Livermore have over 4-times more than Dublin and San Ramon combined? Why does San Ramon have 4-times more than Dublin? Why does Livermore have 22-times more than Dublin?
Posted by Lugnut, a resident of the Charter Oaks neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm
Having looked at all the links I can only surmise that most were Management Employees, who got car allowance, Admin Days and the like tacked onto the final sum. The rank and file guy/lady does not get these perks. He/she are under a negotiated contract without ADMIN DAYS ans CAR ALLOWANCE. In Dublin's case the top dog and only $100,000 plus member is the retired City Manager, Mr. Ambrose. In Livermore's case the top two were a Executive Management person and a Police Chief. Wait till Bartlett's (the retiring Livermore City Manager) numbers are reported. She will go out with a salary exceeding $300,000! The Livermore City Council got snookered by her when she had to tell them that their city would have to close a fire station, a Library and lay off police officers because of a large budget snafu. San Ramon, top two simply Executive Managers. Pleasanton's top two is the old City Manager and old Police Chief, go figure. If you want a real chuckle look at what some Pleasanton City Council Members rack up in Medical Bills. Council and the Mayor get salary (somewhere about $9,000-$12,000) and access to Medical Benefits and retirement if they stay in office long enough. People are getting all over the "on the street" worker--police officer, firefighter, sewer, water,office and parks people who are in the trenches. We really ought to pay more attention to their Bosses as they are the real peoblem.
Posted by dan, a resident of Livermore, on Nov 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm
I believe all Livermore-Pleasanton Consolidated fire personnel are listed as Pleasanton employees and there are a lot of Fire employees on this list. I don't believe Dublin and San Ramon have their own fire departments, but I'm not sure.
Posted by clink, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2011 at 5:12 am
When will people learn that firefighters are taking you for a ride. They cook all day, go in bunches to the local grocery store, work less hours than teachers and walk around like heroes because of a small group of real heroes in New York. Same goes for police and their overtime. I know, I know, they have to jump through burning buildings, and police have to catch bad guys. But, that's what they get paid to do. And most of the big bucks go to the guys that really don't do these things. I worked in law enforcement. I know the mentality. It's a crock. Again I know, I know, when the crook comes to my house. Well, the same goes for the gardener when the grass grows, or the plumber when the toilet overflows, or the dish washer at the restaurant when we're done eating dinner. Government workers are on the take because of the concept "we're only getting paid what we would get in the private sector". Oh yeah, then go work in the private sector.
Posted by GX, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2011 at 11:27 am
FYI, fire and police don't make the top 10 list of most dangerous jobs and according to CalPERS most recent accuary report both police and fire on average as long if not longer than the general population.
Something is not right here. Isn't it interesting that local fire and police receive pay/pensions that are far in excess of what our armed forces receive? The same armed forces who put their lives on the line for the country on nearly a daily basis.
Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010)
Posted by patty, a resident of Livermore, on Dec 6, 2011 at 11:39 am
when I read comments like clink of Pleasanton I wonder what he is doing or what he has done. ("WORKED in law enforcement, could be telling") HE sounds so angry and frustrated. All of the pension jobs so many SOUND jealous of are open careers....IF you are so upset with details and benefits of specific careers anyone may research, educate, train, apply, fulfill prerequisites, compete and go through the multiple interview process to be an Emergency responder, if you choose ....getting mired in negativity and disrespect speaks louder of you than the career....when YOU want or need EMS you sure want them NOW and with no excuses.
Posted by patty, a resident of Livermore, on Dec 6, 2011 at 11:44 am
GX of Pleasanton is correct in bringing up that USA does NOT pay our soldiers, Military people what they SHOULD be paid.....you can google your senator and congressperson from this area and contact them via email or phone,....the political people representing us need to hear more from us in support of our soldiers......IF WE dont speak up I fear the political people take THAT as an answer and we know that ISNT our answer....Please think of that ....the offices I have contacted are very receptive to their constituents and want to know what VOTERS think.....