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Supervisors Approve New CAO’s Contract, Including Salary Bump

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today approved an employment contract with the county's incoming chief administrative officer.

Under terms of the deal, which are posted on the county's website, Helen N. Robbins-Meyer, now the assistant chief administrative officer, will be paid $259,000 annually when she succeeds current CAO Walt Ekard on Dec. 1.

The contract bumps her salary to $274,000 on Dec. 1, 2013, and $289,000 on Dec. 1, 2014. It was passed without comment by the supervisors.

Robbins-Meyer of Poway was appointed as the county's top staffer in August, shortly after Ekard announced his decision to step down. He has led the county government since 1999.

Robbins-Meyer has worked for the county since 1997.

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Peking_Duck_SD | October 9, 2012 at 11:07 p.m. ― 4 years, 5 months ago

What does this person even do?

Sounds like yet one more greedy ploy by the county board of crooks to pad the pockets of themselves and their friends.

"city news service", please provide a job description of this role so we the tax payers can see where our $274,000 dollars is going!!!!! In less than 5 years tis person will be getting over a million dollars from tax payers.

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HarryStreet | October 10, 2012 at 3:54 p.m. ― 4 years, 5 months ago

Couldn't have picked a better time and cause to give a person making $275k a raise! Just goes to show how our leaders have our best interest at heart.

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