I want to thank The Times for its persistence in obtaining the details of the obscene perks granted to our elected county officials and the quiet manner that our Board of Supervisors approved its "benefit" package. These are the same supervisors that have bemoaned the state budget cuts and their impact on county services.
The longevity incentive should be eliminated, especially for elected officials: If the federal government paid such incentives to Congress, the national debt would be twice what it is.
The current grand jury should review the number of "days off" the elected officials and CAO Richard Wittenberg have used this year and last year and compare that to seven weeks of "in lieu of vacation pay." This is nothing more than a subterfuge to increase annual pay.
G. F. REAY