An interesting article about how much the city paying for lifetime benefits for former council members.
But of greater interest is the comment from Yoriko:
""It's a pretty generous package for sure," said former Councilwoman Yoriko Kishimoto, who took a financially conservative line on the council when it came to benefits. "In my case, I can kind of justify it because I essentially volunteered eight years of my life.""
I guess when you do "volunteer" work, you can expect some kind of financial windfall in return!!!
Posted by Too much traffic, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm
"When the shills launch repeated personal attacks at people, you know those people are doing something right."
This was not an attack. This has nothing to do with Stanford. It was bringing to the attention of PA residents a direct quotation from a former council member regarding what she felt she deserved for her "service" to the city.
Some people will feel that she earned that benefit, i , personally do not feel that she did.
Posted by Too much traffic, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm
Too much of too much--there was no quote from burch in the story. Had there been I would have mentioned him as well. I am just pointing out yorikos true colors. Everyone can decide whether she is right or not. I am just bringing the facts to the public. She does forget that volunteers do not get $600/month plus lifetime benefits. She chose to be a politician and as a public figure, her words and actions are open to criticism. I just feel that her self serving actions need to be brought to the publics attention. Free speech and the ability to criticize are terrible,aren't they too much of too much?