They Earned It! NOT: San Francisco Officials Give San Francisco Officials Huge Pay Raises

They Earned It! NOT: San Francisco Officials Give San Francisco Officials Huge Pay Raises

As crime, debt, poverty, homelessness and taxes continue to rise to epic proportions in leftist-owned and controlled San Francisco, the elected officials of San Francisco decide it's A-Okay to give big pay bumps to the elected officials of San Francisco.

As hilariously close to an Andrew Klavan monologue as that may sound, the numbers are no laughing matter.

The SF Chronicle brings us some shocking figures:

San Francisco’s Ed Lee — already the highest-paid mayor in the state — just got a $24,000 raise, bringing his salary to $326,527 a year.

Lee’s 7.9 percent raise is more than double the 3 percent that most city workers received this year.

And he’s not alone. As of July 1:

•District Attorney George Gascón’s pay went up $18,814, to $286,015.

•City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s salary rose $20,843, to $269,523.

•Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s went up $6,109, to $247,909.

•Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, up $12,091, to $243,699.

•Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, up $10,207, to $203,288.

•And Treasurer-Tax Collector Jose Cisneros, up $3,783, to $191,968.

Only Adachi and Cisneros came in under the 3 percent bar.

Lee’s pay hike edges the mayor past Police Chief Bill Scott, who makes $323,076 annually, and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, who gets $317,408.

Unlike rank-and-file city workers and their department head bosses, whose raises are negotiated with the city, elected officials’ pay is set once every five years by the San Francisco Civil Service Commission.
— Matier & Ross, reporting for the SF Chronicle

While there's certainly nothing wrong with taking a raise (and let's be honest, few wouldn't), we'd like to remind you that these are the same elected officials 'serving' a city over $100 million in debt. The same administration that just last year asked for budget cuts across the board while refusing to address the illegal immigration epidemic, even paying them for their troubles (with tax dollars of course).

Keep a close eye on Ed Lee and his ilk— when the money runs out completely, they'll surely disappear like rats off a sinking ship.

Stay alert. Stay alive.

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