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Administrators making too much $$ should resign?

BELL, Calif. – Three administrators whose huge salaries sparked outrage in this small blue-collar suburb of Los Angeles have agreed to resign, the City Council said Friday.

Council members emerged from an hours-long closed session at midnight Friday and announced that they'd accepted the resignations of Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo, Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia and Police Chief Randy Adams.

Rizzo was the highest paid at $787,637 a year — nearly twice the pay of President Barack Obama — for overseeing one of the poorest towns in Los Angeles County.

Spaccia makes $376,288 a year and Adams earns $457,000, 50 percent more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100723/ap_on_re_us/us_bell_salaries

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:37 AM on Jul. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Corruption, Corruption, Corruption.

    If they had any decency they'd settle for a fraction of the pension. I mean, seriously, who can't live on a couple a hundred grand a year?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:43 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Whare is the resignation of the person who authorized that salary? Personally I think they should have just told them they were having to cut their pay to a fraction of what they were making instead of insisting they resign(im sure that is what happened). I guess it's no skin off their neck with those huge retirement packages. Who needs to work?
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:45 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • I'd resign too! Those retirement packages are like winning a lottery, lol.
    Bezu

    Answer by Bezu at 9:50 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Kinda like the GM and Chrysler UAW.. Taxpayer 'backed' pensions and salaries...  3 administrators vs how many UAW pensions?  Lori is right, those who authorized the salaried should be scrutinized and fired/resign.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:04 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Yea, steph.... Sorry~It's a little early here. Haven't had first cup of coffee yet... :o)
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:26 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Where do I apply?
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 2:52 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  •  I guess it's no skin off their neck with those huge retirement packages. Who needs to work?


    I'd resign too! Those retirement packages are like winning a lottery, lol.


    Yup.....and at taxpayers expense


    Whare is the resignation of the person who authorized that salary?


    GOOD QUESTION!

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 9:52 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Lori?


    You mean Steph?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 11:13 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • You can't apply to the Good Ol Boys club! lol

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 3:00 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Unless they had a direct hand in setting their own salaries, the salaries should be reduced, but that doesn't mean they should be fired. Overpaid or not, they still did jobs and now there is a giant bureaucratic hole they need to fill. I suspect if the truth came out, the real reason those salaries went so high is because nobody would take the jobs. Running a small, poor city in the midst of an area where cost of living is absolutely outrageous isn't the kind of thing people are begging to do or want on their resumes. This town may end up being the state's problem, especially if the "new" salary isn't enough to pay for someone to live locally, since most municipal admin jobs have residency requirements. Not saying 700k is justified, but they may find they're even worse off now.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:17 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

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