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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1993
Just as I was about to join the Ventura County Taxpayers' Assn., I read that Jere Robings has been removed from his job as executive director. Whew, am I glad I saved my money. Why contribute money to a group so they can ask polite questions? We need results, not a popularity contest. Nice try, Mr. Robings. MICHAEL ALLREAD, Ventura
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1999 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days after the county administrator's sudden resignation, a taxpayer watchdog on Wednesday called for three of the five elected county supervisors to resign. "Your longevity on the board has been an asset to you but a liability to the taxpayers," Jere Robings wrote in a letter to Supervisor John Flynn, calling for Flynn and Supervisors Susan Lacey and Kathy Long to resign, and allow Gov. Gray Davis to appoint their replacements.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1996
The gouging of taxpayers by county employees is nothing unusual. Rather, it is typical of the waste and abuse seen at all levels of government and a major reason why the size and cost of government must be dramatically scaled back from Ventura County to Washington. While we should expect government to function at an even higher efficiency level than the private sector, that is, more effective work at lower cost, quite the opposite is usually true. RON LUTEY Camarillo Your story on the high salaries and benefits for county employees has certainly brought out the most hypocritical, insincere comments I have read in years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1996
The gouging of taxpayers by county employees is nothing unusual. Rather, it is typical of the waste and abuse seen at all levels of government and a major reason why the size and cost of government must be dramatically scaled back from Ventura County to Washington. While we should expect government to function at an even higher efficiency level than the private sector, that is, more effective work at lower cost, quite the opposite is usually true. RON LUTEY Camarillo Your story on the high salaries and benefits for county employees has certainly brought out the most hypocritical, insincere comments I have read in years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1999 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days after the county administrator's sudden resignation, a taxpayer watchdog on Wednesday called for three of the five elected county supervisors to resign. "Your longevity on the board has been an asset to you but a liability to the taxpayers," Jere Robings wrote in a letter to Supervisor John Flynn, calling for Flynn and Supervisors Susan Lacey and Kathy Long to resign, and allow Gov. Gray Davis to appoint their replacements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The executive director of the Ventura County Taxpayers Assn. has been fired for being "too political" because of his outspoken criticisms during the controversy over the large financial perks paid to top county officials. H. Jere Robings, who held the $30,000-a-year position for nearly four years, was told at a meeting Monday with several members of the association's board of directors that he must step aside--effective at the end of the month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1993 | TINA DAUNT
The executive committee of the Ventura County Taxpayers Assn. has picked a Camarillo businessman to replace vocal county critic H. Jere Robings as the group's executive director. Association President Lindsay Nielson said the seven-member panel has selected Michael Saliba, 50, for the $30,000-a-year post. Robings was fired two weeks ago after board members said he was too confrontational. The association's directors are expected to ratify the selection Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1999
The Ventura County Supervisors appeared to be very pleased when they agreed to hire David Baker as chief administrative officer, but they were probably not as pleased as Mr. Baker. The contract with Mr. Baker calls for an annual salary of $157,784, but another paragraph states "annualized salary and benefit costs are estimated at $239,832." That's a difference of $82,048 attributable to benefits. You have to wonder what benefits are available to county employees that would amount to $82,000, or 52% of his salary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1994
Those who have been waiting for an upturn of the economy in Ventura County may have a long wait. As other states have been fishing in our industrial waters, luring county businesses away with incentives, our elected officials have been driving a stake into the heart of those very same businesses. Now, the Board of Supervisors has adopted a traffic mitigation fee that will impose more cost on any firm building in the county. What can the supervisors be thinking of? When business leaves, who will provide the jobs and the tax base necessary to operate county government?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1993
I was very surprised to hear about Jere Robings' firing from his position as executive director of the Ventura County Taxpayers Assn., after all the successes he has had. But I was even more shocked to learn the reason: The taxpayers board didn't like the fact that Jere was aggressive and made waves. Instead, they want someone who will be less confrontational. That's ridiculous. What possible good is a taxpayers organization that doesn't aggressively defend the interests of the taxpayers?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The executive director of the Ventura County Taxpayers Assn. has been fired for being "too political" because of his outspoken criticisms during the controversy over the large financial perks paid to top county officials. H. Jere Robings, who held the $30,000-a-year position for nearly four years, was told at a meeting Monday with several members of the association's board of directors that he must step aside--effective at the end of the month.
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