Friday, July 25, 2014

Transparent California Is Now Doing For School Districts What It Did For Cities

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I received a couple of e-mails this week from Transparent California. As part of their ever expanding coverage of government employee compensation in this our once Golden State, they are now posting pay, pension and benefit data from every reporting school district in the State of California. Including our very own Pasadena Unified School District.

Based on Transparent California's findings, we are going to have a special report on the PUSD sometime next week. However, as a special sneak preview for you guys, below is a chart that shows just how much Superintendents are compensated in four area L.A. County school districts. If you match the dollars paid with the results of a given superintendent's work, in this case API scores, you can then see some very interesting results.

In Robert Fellner's words, "Let’s just say you guys are dramatically overpaying for your superintendent."


Here is the announcement that was sent out earlier this week to the press statewide:


To check out what is going on in every public school district in California, including our own, click here. We are now getting close to knowing what is up with every paid government employee in this state. Including their salaries, pensions and benefits. Transparent California is putting all of this information on one easily accessed site.

And like I said, we will have more on the local school story for you next week.

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25 comments:

  1. Last night while quietly enjoying a burger I witnessed one of smpd's overweight finest gun his charger into a u turn through two cross walks and hit the lights. OMG! Is it a robbery? Nope. Someone in a cayman turned left into a parking spot in front of casa Del Rey.

    Having apprehended the perp with his Rockford like driving, the officer proceeded to ruin the ambiance of casa's cafe seating by blasting his lights and his radio for fifteen minutes. And to top it off he blocked the entire right lane with his charger, creating a traffic jam by forcing cars to navigate a single lane in two directions.

    Once he finished he decided to zip north on Baldwin , again gunning his engine and speeding, to the danger of pedestrians everywhere.

    It is unfortunate that all officers cannot quietly do their jobs like officer ford and that awsome Latina that drives the truck, and always manages to give tickets without creating a scene, endangering pedestrians, and blocking traffic.

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    1. Works for me.

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    2. You mean there was no backup?

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    3. Backup was busy doing security at the Senior Commission meeting. Last thing we need is a riot in Council Chambers.

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    4. I'll bet he was on overtime too!

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    5. just watch out if you are sleeping in your car - SMPD manual says you gotta be shot in the back

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    6. one of the funnier scenes was back when there was an apparent robbery (turns out it wasn't) at a jewelry store and our PD officers came with their guns out and ready for action

      one of our sideway challenged officers took a strategtic position hiding behind a light pole and his gut stuck out almost a foot


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    7. We walked into our house one afternoon and discovered that our house had been robbed. We checked the place out for about an hour, noted what was missing, and then decided we shoudl call the SMPD. They showed up, hands on holsters, and ordered us out of the house immediately. When I asked why, we were informed that the burglars could still be in there.

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  2. So, way back in the day when I went to school, I thought I learned some things. apparently I did not learn the most important lesson : how to milk the system.

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  3. I'd like to comment on yesterday's blog - I was thinking about how "Goss doesn't like smart women." It's a good thing we have a plethora of them in town, and elected to two of the smartest to Council. Anyway, it reminded me of an ad many years ago (can't remember for what) - Female job applicant, "I have a PhD in Nuclear Physics from Harvard. My internships were in the White House. In my spare time I started a program to help disadvantaged children." Prospective male employer, "Yes....but can you type?" One of my friends, who doesn't live in Sierra Madre, read Wednesday's Tattler about Goss voting for the least (not even lesser) qualified candidate for Community Services Commissioner because he had a newborn and played Little League here. She wanted to know how he ever got elected. That certainly is a good question!

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    1. I didn't vote for him. I voted for Rachelle & Denise and left the third position blank.

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    2. Goss got elected because Noah Green posted pictures of himself on Facebook naked and drunk in a hammock. And whatever he was doing with that poor mannequin. They were the candidates put forward by the likes if the Buchanans, the Morans, Janice Nelson, Susan Henderson, the Chamber of Commerce and the rest of that bunch. In Sierra Madre the establishment is not quite up to speed.

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    3. yeah but it was Noah's lifelong ambition to be elected to something...anything...

      dang it, now I'm gonna start sniffling

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    4. yeah, but Noah's a lawyer and we don't have enough of them in town blathering to us how smart they are

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  4. Teachers are always whining about how poor they are. So I guess this more than comfortable compensation is not for the regular teachers?
    These people in education are making a ton of money.

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    1. Public employee unions have carte blanche in Sacramento. It is basically a one party government in California, and they bribe it lavishly. Their reward is what you have seen here today.

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    2. every teacher I know say they spend their own money in the classroom for basic supplies

      I know call that an investment in their retirement

      shut up and teach cause you get to rip us off in retirement

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  5. Goss had the support of a teachers union. Even though he said he would not accept such support. Once caught he returned the money they sent him, but never declined the endorsement.

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  6. it's gotten simple for me, I vote NO on every school district bond or tax proposal and same for the city or county

    some employers match up to 4% of an employee's 401K contribution, with the school district and our city, the employer (that's us) appear to match the salary, not the contribution

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  7. our city apparently double dipped with the Mt Wilson Trail Race

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  8. California has lost its way. Politically, economically and ethically. Whoever thought things would ever get this bad.

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  9. COULD IT BE TRUE THAT CITY HALL HAS A 8.43 YEAR WATER SUPPLY ?
    all math performed by city documents - and statements made by city hall & Tom Love

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    1. A) Tom Love is not a reputable source. He has an agenda.
      B) The city cannot pump our own water until the aquifers are replenished. Which they are not. call the water master. I understand you're pals.
      C) The MWD water was paid for in advance.
      D) If citizens of a community have the right to determine what they are taxed, then they also have the right to determine how their community is planned. Central planning failed in the Soviet Union. It won't work here either.

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    2. ALL CAPS is letting out his inner Adele Chang.

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  10. Double-dipping is a serious problem for taxpayers. The "retirement" age is set so low that the public employees themselves demonstrate the absurdity of it by simply not retiring. In other words, even they recognize that retireing at 50 is too young. A pension is supposed to supply you with an income in your old age. Not only do most of the public employees not "retire", they supplement the taxpayer paid pension by getting another job which takes a job away from some poor bloke that doesn't have a pension to fall back on. Its the biggest scam out there handed to the public employee unions by primarily Democratic politicans in exchange for the union's political support. Read all about it in the bible for understanding the public employee unions: "Plunder - How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation" by Stephen Greenhut. He reveals all the union tricks to fleece the taxpayers.

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