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Attention, Taxpayers of Santa Clara County

Q: What public agency has a $120,000,000 annual budget but no public oversight for spending priorities or fiscal policies?
A: SANTA CLARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT *

Q: What public agency has more than 900 employees but is run by an “Executive Committee” made up exclusively of appointed judges whose meetings are closed to the public?
A: SANTA CLARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT *

Q: What public agency has a chief executive whose salary and benefits cost more than $332,000 a year, making him the highest paid court worker in the state?
A: SANTA CLARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT *

Q: What public agency allows retired judges enjoying six-figure pensions to regularly double dip?
A: SANTA CLARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT *

*Source: Superior Court of Santa Clara County

Comments

Anonymous
Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:15:10 AM
It’s not just the CEO the directors and managers are a waste also. This is a public agency we need and deserve unfiltered information and visits that updates us on the work that we are doing. David…shame on you!

anon
Saturday, January 22, 2011 8:48:58 PM
Actually, Kitty Torre is the highest paid Court Exec (in a county with fewer judges than Santa Clara)–she just has never released her salary to the newpapers / public).  I’m sure Mr. Yamasaki has her to thank for his outrageous salary.

Anonymous
Thursday, January 20, 2011 11:01:35 AM
I miss Kiri Torre. She carried about her employees. She used to visit every Courthouse. David Yamasaki never comes and visit the Courthouses.

Jackie
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:20:27 PM
No wonder the state is broke… what a waste. :(

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