Setting the record straight on Del Norte County workers’ pay
On behalf of the Del Norte County Employees Association/SEIU Local 1021, I would like to thank you for publishing comparative pay rates for the local, city, county and school district management positions.
It was an excellent article for the most part, but there is one item I would like to set straight for the record. Your article indicated that the county workers’ pay is the same as similar jurisdictions. This is simply not true. According to a salary survey conducted by the county in 2008, most county workers make 10 percent less than similar jurisdictions.
Our road crew makes 13 percent less than other jurisdictions, yet they are not paid from the general fund. They are paid from dedicated road funds received from the state, which can only be used to pay for road maintenance.
No paid leave for Garcia
Deputy Joe Garcia is on paid leave since his arrest!
I find that disturbing considering other people who are were arrested don’t get paid leave. I would understand if he was at home pending charges, but at first he was in jail. I just find it frustrating that the county is raising classroom sizes due to a shortage of funds, yet he still gets paid.
We do not have the right to vote on the civil rights of other citizens
Regarding the overturning of California’s Proposition 8, the gay marriage ban: Simply put, as my high school civics teacher always said, “Your right to swing your arm ends where my nose begins.” Thank you Mr, Chegwidden, wherever you are!
The reason Proposition 8 was overturned by a federal judge is because it violates both the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We do not have the right to vote on the civil rights of other citizens.
Newcomers: Most beautiful ocean on globe in Crescent City
Crescent City will have two new residents in the next few weeks. For years, my wife Algela and I have scoured the coast to find the “perfect” place to set down roots in the autumn of our lives. We found Crescent City, Del Norte County, California. Thank you, God!
Sea lion shooter and his/her parents should be punished
To the “archer” who shot and killed the sea lion on July 24, 2010: I hope that, upon your capture and subsequent conviction and sentencing, you receive the maximum fine, to be levied upon the folks who reared you, and you receive the maximum prison sentence.
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