August 29, 2012
As a veteran I proudly salute Marcus Tiggs for his "A Different Look at Measure Y" (Aug. 23-29 2012 issue of Culver City Observer).
I have received requested public documents from our City Hall and Sacramento and, much to my surprise, I discovered the following:
1. In 2010 we had nine retirees who each received monthly pension checks of over $10,000.
2. As of this spring it was 24 retirees each getting over $10,000 per month.
3. Presently our little city of 40,000 has over 550 retirees getting a total of well over $1,500,000 per month.
4. In 2010 over $40,000 was put into our City Attorney's CalPERS (California Public Employees' Retirement System) account.
5. In 2010 four employees each made over $300,000 in wages and benefits.
At this time of high unemployment, with gasoline prices over $4 per gallon; the supermarkets raising their "new low prices "every week; and families moving in together, the governor wants us to approve an additional $6 billion in taxes; the county wants us to approve a modified Prop. R; and on the same ballot our city wants an extra 1/2 cent sales tax.
When will it end?