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Employee costs/labor contracts are crippling Palo Alto

Original post made by Jim H., Duveneck/St. Francis, on Aug 22, 2012

Front page story in the Mercury News today Web Link

Of Bay Area Governments, Palo Alto paid the 4th most to retiring employees in 2011. The three governments above them were 1) San Jose, a city over a million people, 2) Santa Clara COUNTY, and 3) Solano COUNTY.

Palo Alto paid $1.6M for unused sick and vacation time. The next closest city was Redwood City at $800K, HALF of what PA paid.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Aug 22, 2012 at 10:54 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

This will continue as long as the citizens of Palo Alto continue to elect people who are endorsed by the unions and as long as the citizens do not demand salary, pension and benefit reform.


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Posted by its outrageous
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

No such stuff in the private sector..we desperately need reform


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