Sales Tax Increase: Where Did the Money Go?


December 29, 2016

The power grabbers at Culver City city hall are laughing so hard their stomachs are hurting. I guess for years they thought we were so naive that we just got off the turnip truck. Well, our day is coming!!! Perhaps you remember the Council ran all over town to get us to vote for the increase in the sales tax, we are so trusting. I and others tried to tell everyone the increase would go to the big shots’ wages and pensions.

The chart shown below was a public document request that shows money sent to Sacramento each month in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Grand total for both (medical and pension paid) is $74,138,173.28. Is there any wonder that some at city hall get wages and benefits of over $300,000 per year and pension checks over $200,000 per year?

Medical 2013-2015 Pension 2013-2015

Jan 2013 $619,391.80 Jan 2013 $1,167,920.15

Feb $609,644.26 Feb $1,122,724.58

Mar $606,048.01 Mar $1,114,949.28

Apr $610,586.43 Apr $1,667,928.97

May $636,138.90 May $1,106,649.09

June $621,079.74 June $1,140,116.11

July $602,918.51 July $1,174,356.15

Aug $613,424.50 Aug $1,941,159.36

Sept $614,489.64 Sept $1,206,668.35

Oct $618,424.00 Oct $1,199,678.86

Nov $617,367.14 Nov $1,204,283.69

Dec $623,341.08 Dec $1,235,132.95

Jan 2014 $638,916.74 Jan 2014 $1,878,025.45

Feb $650,146.13 Feb $1,204,228.52

Mar $627,907.36 Mar $1,214,036.98

Apr $632,266.61 April $1,212,577.30

May $627,960.77 May $1,202,205.46

Jun $634,536.45 June $1,205,786.44

July $617,198.37 July $1,928,132.16

Aug $631,636.40 Aug $1,367,814.22

Sept $621,378.88 Sept $1,336,383.92

Oct $631,407.62 Oct $1,307,979.25

Nov $618,838.77 Nov $1,313,196.24

Dec $607,716.97 Dec $2,078,534.58

Jan 2015 $641,061.36 Jan 2015 $1,364,245.27

Feb $648,850.05 Feb $1,349,268.50

Mar $641,889.15 Mar $1,371,954.04

Apr $641,881.34 Apr $1,354,939.12

May $641,891.81 May $1,354,282.56

June $642,964.63 Jun $1,364,622.11

July $648,289.96 Jul $2,414,888.45

Aug $637,989.82 Aug $1,492,189.37

Sept $655,651.62 Sept $1,501,111.29

Oct $643,493.79 Oct $1,498,208.94

Nov $642,007.71 Nov $1,509,016.43

Dec $644,806.77 Dec $2,369,436.05

Medical paid to CalPERS (Active Employees and Retirees)

2013 $7,392,854.01

2014 $7,539,911.07

2015 $7,730,778.01

Grand total $22,663,543.09

Pension paid to CalPERS (Active Employees)

2013 $15,281,567.54

2014 $17,248,900.52

2015 $18,944,162.13

Grand total $51,474,630.19

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