Town Square

Post a New Topic

Buchanan's accuracy is not in the numbers

Original post made by Treebeard, Danville, on Oct 27, 2010

One of Joan Buchanan's people (a rather obnoxious and supercilious person) is saying on a TV spot that Abram Wilson got a pay raise of 60 percent as mayor.

Yes, he did. From $500 a month as part-time mayor to $800 as full-time mayor. By the way, he did not ask for this increase - it was voted in by the city council.

But a "raise of 60 percent" sounds so much better if one isn't concerned about being accurate. And they aren't.

You know what they say about figgers don't lie, but liars always figger. This is a good example.

Comments (2)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Oct 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I see, so he's the "full-time mayor" of San Ramon for $9,600 per year? And his City Manager takes home almost Forty Times that amount?

Is Mr. Abrams "worth every penny" too?


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Treebeard
a resident of Danville
on Oct 28, 2010 at 8:42 am

Yep!


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 32 comments | 2,229 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 907 views

The Vranesh situation heads to court
By Tim Hunt | 9 comments | 765 views