Elk Grove News Minute - Is Elk Grove's city hall payroll getting fat?

Is the Elk Grove City hall payroll getting fat?

A casual examination of recent events and job listings would say yes. Consider the city’s new innovation and strategic planning department. 


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D.J. Blutarsky said...

"Strategic Planning and Innovation" is right out of the business and government management textbooks-the latest buzzwords, or at least until something else comes along. Looks good on paper and sugarcoats grant applications. But if you put lipstick on a pig, is it now a glamour model or just a foolish pig?

Eye on Elk Grove said...

And this is just the beginning. The city will need to staff the senior center and want to bet the city hires someone to oversee the aquatics center.

How many times have we seen the Elk Grove City Council create more positions for the “chosen” few who need high-paying jobs and benefits? The past Youth Coordinator and Parks Director come to mind. Both made six figure salaries, and then “poof” both were gone, under the guise of job elimination, when a scandal or two hit.

With all of these new hires whether it be the city’s new vet or the fluffy new job titles which include big fat raises – who gets a $40K increase in one year?

It will sure make it a lot easier for the Elk Grove Police Officers Association leaders to renegotiate a nice new contract for the rank and file officers in 2019.

The Elk Grove City Council won’t be able to say tell our police officers there is no money, now will they? It appears that they are printing a lot of Benjamins at city hall and passing them out by the bag full!

Unknown said...

Let's not forget their wellness benefits too. I can see it now, massage tables, soft music and incense burning in dimly lit conference rooms!

Capt. Benjamin Willard said...

To build on the comments of Eye on Elk Grove, when approving the request for the new innovations department and salary upgrade, they may have said to themselves, after being sold the idea by Mr. Behrmann, it is such a small amount of money not realizing bargaining units like the police would seize on this as a bargaining chip.

The city council continues to fail in their oversight responsibility. Everyone at city hall wins at the expense of the Elk Grove taxpayer.

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