• BeeBee.BeeLeaves

    Geezus. No wonder some staffers look down on us residents and have such attitude. We are f-en serfs.

  • Roderick Powell

    Maureen Blackmun…this city council has cost this city millions of dollars. Just look at the Barlag/Jeremy Broadwater goings on. This city council has bullied our police into not enforcing the current marijuana shops policy. (which is THEY ARE BANNED—$1,000 A DAY FINE) And you think they deserve a raise? Tell me even one thing they have done that has benefited this city. Silly Council is what we have ever since Andrew Do invaded our city as a means toward gerrymandered riches.

  • Josh McIntosh

    If you’re interested in what our city is paying our city staff, here is a link to the salaries. As I stated in my city council speech, I am not asking them to do anything I have not done and would not be willing to do again. If we cannot afford to hire the police officers needed then we may need to tighten our belts and reconsider how we are spending taxpayer dollars. Giving away valuable land on Harbor Blvd is a start. Subsidizing hotels for over 25 years is another. I recognize the hotels are a huge tax base but the contracts we award them could be a lot better if they were negotiated with our budget in mind. Maybe we should negotiate a lower starting wage for officers (and all staff) until we are back on our feet. Per the budget presentation we were invited to, a new police officer starts between $165 – $185,000.00 a year. We have a lot of millionaires working for the city, while the the income per capita is $20,918, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $59,988 per Best Places.Net

    http://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/garden-grove/

    • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

      And yet we allocate precious few resources that are available to help the criminal homeless with their entitled SSI or SDI salaries that they then waste away on drugs and booze.

      What about the good citizens who have homes, water their trees, help each other out in their neighborhoods making staff time and effort a lot lighter, or zero, and pay taxes dutifully that provide for these 6-figure salaries to exist?

      Chosen few. Greater good.
      Chosen few at the greater good’s huge expense, present cost and future cost.
      Very tiring …. this …. decade, after decade, after decade.
      But every city does it. So there you are. Justified.

  • Roderick Powell

    Maureen Blackmun…sounds like you are promoting doing something that everyone should know is not right. You are underpaid…so you say “the heck with that, we’ll show you…we’ll get what we deserve”…and this is what you feel is right? Two supposed wrongs make it right. Scary logic!