Posts Tagged ‘severance’

Hell Yes: Senator Leland Yee Goes After the SFMTA for Approving Nat Ford’s $400k “Golden Parachute”

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Here’s the news from Your Senator Leland Yee, the current front-runner in the race to become Your Next Mayor:

“SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement in response to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency approving a $384,000 severance package for their outgoing executive director:

I am deeply disappointed that MTA would approve a nearly $400,000 golden parachute for an outgoing city executive. At a time when our budget is cutting critical social services for our kids and the most vulnerable in our city, we can ill-afford to be paying excessive payouts to administrators who are no longer working for the public. I have fought these exorbitant sweetheart deals at UC and CSU, and as mayor I will reform these practices.”

OK then.

WWMD with the SFMTA?

This was the one I was thinking of originally:

Laughing Squid

 

Finance Committee of U.C. Board of Regents Approves Employee Furloughs

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

There was a buzz of activity today in San Francisco regarding the upcoming furloughs for some employees at the University of California. Senator Leland Yee spoke to a group of U.C. employees and students this morning at 7:00-something A.M. Get his point of view here.

A little later, the same protesters went over to nearby FibroGen, so that prevented Mayor Gavin Newsom from an making appointment he had there today.

The mise-en-scene inside at Mission Bay this morning. Click to expand:

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And this was the scene outside, what with a couple hundred U.C. workers milling about.

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“I’m UC President Yudof. I get $1 million/yr. I’m not here to save UC.”

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Let’s leave the Angel of Death and head back inside to meet University of California President Mark G. Yudof, on the left:

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And here’s California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, who’s running for Congress these days. He had a few points to make about getting more money for U.C.

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First of all, Garamendi called for the end of the two-thirds supermajority requirement to raise taxes in California. Then John called for support of an oil severance tax, namely AB656 from Assemblymember Torrico.

Now let’s hear from Sandra Faber, chair of the astronomy and astrophysics department at UC Santa Cruz. She talked about just paying out $150k in retention bonuses for three valued U.C. employees.

As a department chair, I cannot retain these people as well as hire people.  We do not have that long because our professors, particularly the assistant professors, are gong to bolt, and we are going to enter an irrecoverable slide.”

We should find out tomorrow how this all pans out.

To Be Continued…