Teri Sforza over at the OC Register has an interesting follow up to the OC Watchdog Report the Register did related to an investigation of City manager compensation. While I am not particularly happy with the way some government administrators handle things, I can sympathize wtih these managers on the frustration such jobs bring. That is probably why these folks get paid as well as they do.
From Teri’s story:
Running a city isÂ certainly not for the faint of heart.Â One has toÂ hammer out labor contracts, calculateÂ pension obligations (more on this in a minute), match up revenues with expenses, worry about streets and sewers and water pipes,Â and be more-than-usually-politically savvy, all at the same time.Â
Dealing with anÂ elected city council, apparently,Â can nearly make oneâ€™s head explode.
Thereâ€™sÂ been a great deal of controversy lately overÂ the city manager compensation report by Laguna Hills City Council candidate Barbara â€œStir-the-Potâ€ Kogerman. So today, weâ€™re going to look at things through the eyes of aÂ city manager.
Read the complete story: City manager strikes back: YOU want this job?!