Here’s a sampling of police and fire fighter salaries for Nevada City, according to the latest figures from Transparent California. Total pay and benefits for each exceeds $100K in some cases.
Transparent California is provided by the Nevada Policy Research Institute as a public service and is “dedicated to providing accurate, comprehensive and easily searchable information on the compensation of public employees in California,”the website reads. And this doesn’t include the pensions.
It should be obvious to residents and the City Council that this might not be sustainable long-term when you consider our aging and declining population. School enrollment, a barometer of family populations, is declining too.
Yet the narrative this election season is just to salute Measure “C” and move on. Nobody on the Council is asking any of the tough questions. “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” “La! la! la!”
I wonder what it will look like around here in 2024, for example, when our son will have graduated from high school (2020) and undergraduate or graduate college (2024-2026) and is scouting out jobs and places to live.