Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Letter: Stop wasting tax money on benefits for part-timers

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:00 am

The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District is governed by a non-elected, part-time board of trustees, and the agency is funded through property taxes and special benefit assessments.

Each of the seven cities in San Joaquin County appoints one trustee, and the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors appoints four trustees to represent the unincorporated areas of the county.

Trustees meet each month and they receive a per-meeting stipend of $100. However, the San Joaquin Taxpayers Association discovered that the trustees had, in fact, voted on July 21, 2009, to approve health insurance benefits for themselves that are normally reserved for full-time employees.

It is unconscionable for taxpayers to be expected to bear the cost of retirement, health insurance and other benefits for part-time, appointed individuals.

Because of public interest and local media coverage on such a waste of taxpayer money, followed by a San Joaquin County Grand Jury report, the district’s attorney asked the trustees to revisit the issue. Most recently, the matter was discussed at the district’s regular meeting on Jan. 21. Several trustees spoke in favor of continuing the benefit, and some spoke against it.

The trustees will again revisit the issue at their next meeting on March 17, which is open to all county residents. We are hopeful that they will vote to discontinue the benefits and end this outrageous betrayal of public trust.

David Renison

President

San Joaquin County Taxpayers Association, Inc.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • Christina Welch posted at 1:47 pm on Mon, Mar 3, 2014.

    Christina Welch Posts: 437

    I am certainly glad we have watchdog groups such as the taxpayers association that bring this kind of information to light. And I certainly hope the district will vote to discontinue the benefits they are receiving. Please keep us informed, David.
    Thanks!

     

Recent Comments

Posted 7 hours ago by Kevin Paglia.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

This was a mentally ill man that was worked up into a killing frenzy by LIBERALS screaming for revenge. Funny how you believe it is LIBERA…

More...

Posted 7 hours ago by Kevin Paglia.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

Thank you for clarifying that you believe destroying INNOCENT people's businesses, looting and attacking people in cars, blocking their abi…

More...

Posted 9 hours ago by Walter Chang.

article: Letter: Political correctness is decept…

Larry, I got a church for you. Please consider the following, I think you'll like it!! New Hope Community Church Pastor Frank Nolton 330 S…

More...

Posted 12 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Joe Guzzardi: Millenials still sufferin…

Let us say that many young people do not have the experience of life to make some correct decisions but there are many others who know what…

More...

Posted 12 hours ago by Jien Kaur.

article: Letter: U.S. suffers from total lack of…

Mr Paglia this is truly a tragedy performed by a mentally ill man in revenge for the murder of the Garner on Staten Island by police. You …

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists