Letter: Two Dispatch commentaries right on target, and good work on high-speed rail billings

Dear Editor,
I commend you for both editorials in the Nov. 11 edition. A salary of $276,000 IS truly outrageous for the president of a community college.
Boards of Trustees who approve such salaries are contributing to the same atmosphere that results in astronomical bonuses in the financial world, given because “Otherwise they’d go elsewhere.”
You are right, too, in highlighting the remarkable integrity of John Blaettler.
Despite my confidence in members of the South County Collaborative, I wish they had taken the “even higher” road John Blaettler pointed out, and I admire the Dispatch for your persistence in digging into consulting contracts for the high speed rail project.
Phill Laursen, Gilroy