After Wednesday’s post, THC thought it’d be fun to highlight how the City of Eureka pays pointlessly big sums of money for the privilege of employing some of the most incapable goons in local government staff. Oh, we’re sorry. We meant that you – citizens of Eureka – pay the big bucks for.
Anyhow, cue the comparison of Eureka’s ludicrously high department head salaries to that of their neighboring – and much better managed – city, Arcata. (Believe us, we are pained to actually write such a sentence.)
Eureka – Greg Sparks – $155,000 per year, plus benefits
Eureka – Rob Holmlund – $95,952 – $116,540 per year, plus benefits
Eureka – Wendy Howard – $95,952 – $116,640 per year, plus benefits
Eureka – Cyndy Day-Wilson – $149,856 per year, plus benefits
Director of Parks and Recreation (Deputy Director of Community Services in Arcata)
Eureka – Miles Slattery – $95,952 – $116,640 per year, plus benefits
Personnel Director/Human Resources
Eureka – Gary Bird – $116,640 per year plus benefits
Eureka – $95,952 – $116,640 per year, plus benefits
Man, it must be tough paying people shit tons of money, only to have people one city away earning nearly $20,000 less for the same job with spectacularly better results. And there’s really no denying it – Eureka makes Arcata look good!
Hell, Arcata even has their bum problem figured out – they just keep ’em contained to the plaza. Hey, come to think of it, maybe that’s what Eureka really needs instead of that whole “C 2 F” mumbo jumbo – a plaza! Or maybe just turn Old Town into one massive parklet.