How Many Elected And Appointed Officials Are There And What Are They Costing You?

Do you remember the January 2001 pension resolution allowing elected and appointed officials to retire after 12 years regardless of age? This disastrous, expensive resolution was sold to the City Council as a way to hire and retain good employees. Before the ink was hardly dry Roland McElrath left the city and went to work at the Memphis School System. He is now back with the City as our finance director.

As you may or may not remember this resolution was finally retracted but only for future elected and appointed officials. The sitting members of the City Council were excluded from the revocation.

Needless to say this will cost the City millions of dollars as it runs its life. I came across the other day a list of appointed officials from 2010 at the City of Memphis. This will give you an idea of the extent of the problem and the ineptitude of our past City leadership. I have also included a sheet showing another costly outcome of this resolution and the City pension system. This sheet shows City Council members, present and retired who get 70% of their health care cost paid by you the taxpayers FOREVER. Have a good day.

One Response to “How Many Elected And Appointed Officials Are There And What Are They Costing You?”

  1. DON DUBOIS says:

    WOW!!!!!! I DIDN’T REALIZE IT TOOK THAT MANY PEOPLE TO RUN
    THE LIBRARY. A FERTILE PLACE TO START CUTTING CITY COSTS; AND
    THESE ARE JUST THE APPOINTED CITY EMPLOYEES!

    IF THIS WAS A PRIVATE BUSINESS, I’D START BY CUTTING SALARIES OF ALL CITY EMPLOYEES MAKING OVER $50,000 BY 5%, AND ALL OVER
    $75,000 BY 10%.

    A VERY GENEROUS HEALTH PLAN IS SHARED 50-50 AND USUALLY LESS.

    COMMENTS BY A RETIRED SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER!!!

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