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Sewer district paying $28,500 to search for new general manager

Original post made on Dec 7, 2015

Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) is accepting candidates to be the district's new general manager after its former leader retired in November.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, December 6, 2015, 8:02 AM

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Posted by Old Guy
a resident of Willow West
on Dec 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm

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Before spending nearly 30K is there not someone on staff that can assemble applicant material, review content, check references and conduct interviews?? I've used search firms in the past but only after internal attempts failed.


Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 8, 2015 at 7:33 am

Probably easier to reach into that bottomless treasure chest, pull out a wad of taxpayer money, and have somebody else do the work for you!! Who knows what goes on there, guess they are too busy!! Maybe that interim GM and his staff could earn their keep, shuffle some papers and find a replacement themselves and save us peons some money, or just stay parked in your "captains" chair and enjoy that 200K plus salary with all the unmentioned perks that come with it.


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 8, 2015 at 9:56 am

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I much rather they spend the money to conduct a professional search for qualified credentialed individuals, than to continue with ongoing nepotism.

The practice among those with power and influence favoring relatives or friends. The good old boy network.


Posted by Ratepayer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2015 at 9:56 am

It does seem this position is likely a jewel of a jackpot in that field and other (lesser paid) experienced and currently employed would 'hear' about it
through the 'grapevine', and flock to our doors! But, there again, these overpaid public employees are so 'taken care of', they do not think 'practically'. And again, we 'ratepayers' are last consider, if at all. They literally do not know how to live sensibly, logically, or practically...do not know how to budget! such disregard for ratepayers and taxpayers.


Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 8, 2015 at 5:01 pm

I'm willing to bet that once "WE" spend the 28,500 on consultants to shuffle resumes for the poor overworked staff at the DSRSD that they are going to go with somebody who won't step on their toes!!! Who watches over these guys???


Posted by oldtimer
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Dec 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm

I think we should dissolve the special district and replace it with a joint powers agreement; like we have between Pleasanton and Livermore Fire District. Let existing personnel in the cities run this, and our city elected officials be accountable.


Posted by Ratepayer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:13 am

Sadly, management in most of our public departments, have a speedy, revolving door management 'promotion' scheme, so that 'each' get to spend a moment or two as 'Chief', Director, etc to raise their 'base' for 'retirement'. See it's not enough to receive and be grateful for a generous public retirement program. Oh NO!! be greedy, play 'promotion' and 'raise' games to boost that retirement 'base'...aka stick it to taxpayers, who individually struggle to pay their taxes, to support these in our face promotions & raises....there 'ought to be a law'!! Since decency, honor, and integrity seem to be more rare by the day.


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