….The name of the highest paid government worker in California (in 2009) is:
Dennis Diemer, who made $420,220 in 2009.
Diemer said his salary was not always that high. He spiked it by more than $100,000 by cashing in 30 years of “unused vacation pay.” He will be retiring soon. No word on his pension.
I know water is a complicated issue in California, but is it that complicated to warrant almost half a million dollars to one guy in one water/utility agency in the Bay Area?
Thanks to John Chiang, controller, who is publishing the salaries (wages, compensation from cashed out vacation time) from these bureaucrats “box 5″ on their tax return (this is from their W-2 form).
You can go online and check out what your city manager or city clerk is getting paid. I did and found that most city clerks get more than $100,000 a year. Hmm, that’s a lot of dough to take and write minutes of a meeting and hand out public documents (or prevent them from being handed out) to the public.
But maybe I’m a cheapskate.