Santa Clara Valley Water District to look at salaries

 

The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s board of directors will
decide whether to raise their collective annual reimbursement by
about $10,920, bringing its maximum annual per diem stipend to
about $229,000, not including benefits.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s board of directors will decide whether to raise their collective annual reimbursement by about $10,920, bringing its maximum annual per diem stipend to about $229,000, not including benefits.

At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district office – 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose – the water district will hold a public hearing to consider a 5 percent raise. Last year, the board voted against the raise.

By state law, the water district board of directors is permitted to increase members’ compensation by 5 percent each year for the meetings they attend in order to administer the agency’s role as a wholesale water provider, flood controller and groundwater manager.

The pay raise is meant to compensate for corresponding cost of living expenses from year to year. Currently, directors receive $260.03 per meeting, for up to 10 meetings per month. As directors typically attend at least 10 meetings per month, each annual stipend for 2009 will add up to about $31,200.

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