The OC Register is reporting that Mayor Pulido hired his brother as a “personalÂ consultant” for the South Coast Air Quality Management Board, which the Mayor sits on and has a free Hybrid (at least he’s saving the Earth) car with free gas. Turns out each board member gets $35,000 a year to hire consultants to up to 13 hours of work a week. WOW! That comes to about $673 a week for 13 hours of work, that’s roughly $52 an hour. So the Mayor is making sure his family is well taking care of in these hard economic times with the best paid PART TIME jobs ever. Well at least he is taking on the usual suspects, so nothing else matters but that. So we have him double dipping on health insurance, double dipping on car allowance, making upwards of $80,000 a year for a part time job himself, rigging endorsement votes for himself. What else is next.
Personally, I have no problem with the Mayor appointing his brother as a consultant if he is qualified on air quality, which owning a muffler shop, he may actually have some knowledge. My problem is with the pay, 13 hours of work and you get $35,000 a year. While the rest of us have to live off of only a little more than that and work 40 hours a week? That’s the problem!
Like I have said before, this is more and more like the former Salinas administration in Mexico. And guess what, even they had allegations of nepotism, which came to light after Carlos Salinas de Gotari’s brother raided the treasury of Mexico causing a meltdown in the currency. What next Miguel, what next. Time to elect Al Amezcua the next mayor of Santa Ana.Below are excerptsÂ from the story forÂ you all to read:
SANTA ANA â€“ The mayor of Santa Ana appointed his brother to a consultant job with the region’s lead pollution-control agency, records show â€“ a part-time position that pays more than $35,000 a year.
Miguel Pulido serves on the governing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, where he represents all Orange County cities. His brother, Luis, has worked as his appointed consultant and assistant since January 2009.
Pulido and most of the district’s other governing board members receive an annual stipend of $37,707 to hire their own staff assistants and consultants, records show. Each board member can decide how to spend that money and whom to hire; but the district’s executive officer and legal team review every appointment.
Board consultants generally work around 13 hours a week, Wallerstein said. Monthly invoices filed this year by Luis Pulido, and signed by Miguel Pulido, don’t detail the hours he worked and include no information about what he did as a consultant.
His contract spells out a pay rate of $3,142.50 a month â€“ or $37,707 a year. The district says he didn’t put in his full hours in 2009 and received just under $34,500.