Price steps down, District appoints interim chief
Original post made on Dec 26, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, December 23, 2012, 8:31 PM
on Dec 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm
2011 compensation for Chief Price: $435,422. That's quite a leap from the $208,000 mentioned in this article. Here is the link: Web Link
If you scroll across the letters at the top of the columns you will see a description of what each column represents. "ER" represents taxpayer contributions to the employee's pension plan. In 2011 taxpayers contributed $149,475 to the Chiefs retirement plan. It appears that for every dollar of Base Salary earned taxpayers are paying an additional 75 cents plus toward pensions.
"MDV" represents the cost of health care: medical, dental, vision. The CalPERS Cadillac health care plan, for a family, was about $17,000 per year in 2011. The San Ramon Fire Protection District must offer the "Bentley" plan that comes with concierge services (including front of line privileges for all doctor visits). Many in this department are receiving medical benefits in excess of 30K annually.
Some employees are earning more in overtime pay than regular base pay. This has much to do with very generous OT policies that expand the traditional definition of what OT actually represents. See employees earning more OT than salary: Web Link
While I'm not sure who is charged with watching the store it appears that the tax dollars are going out the back door. These compensation numbers are ludicrous.
on Dec 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm
Fire Chiefs shouldn't be able to retire and then volunteer for no pay for a full year. It's unAmerican. Price should go to Sweden or one of the other tyrannical socialist states where people do something for nothing.
Tea Party Forever!
on Dec 28, 2012 at 6:17 am
Chief Price is taking the same approach as the former chief of the Moraga-Orinda fire district. I have spoken with several members of the rank-n-file members of SRVFPD and they are disgusted with the administration of the district. Morale is at an all-time low. In the meantime, these gold plated compensation packages continue to be handed out. Then to add injury to insult, the past election was an attempt to make a power grab of the board to insure continued depletion of SRVFPD assets and morale. This has got to stop