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Rockland's Jobson Cuts Salary By 5-Percent

Voluntary wage cut an effort to fix Rockland finances

In an effort to combat Rockland's , county legislator Douglas Jobson announced Tuesday he will take a voluntary five-percent cut to his salary.

His annual pay will drop from $32,587 to $30,957.65.

Jobson's decision comes on the heels of county executive . Vanderhoef, who is battling the $21.1 million gap, reduced his $155,087 salary by $7,754.

Other fiscal measures proposed by Vanderhoef include .

Jobson noted the money saved may be minor, but his is a symbolic action.

"I realize that the cut is minor in the face of our deficit, but I agree with [Vanderhoef] that we all must do our part to recognize and support the personal and financial sacrifices that the people of our county are facing," he said.

Mike Hirsch June 05, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Kudos to you Doug. Maybe we're onto something here. Symbloism is important.
VinnyfromCongers June 06, 2012 at 12:30 AM
How about all the legislators cutting their part time salaries to $10,000 until the county has a balanced budget? That would be important symbolism.
very well done...this legislator shows he has concern for others..Mr Jobson deserves respect from everyone..in clarksclown ville...they turn a deaf ear when taxpayers offer suggestions to bring in more revenue..ie..enforcing the revenue enhancement possibilities of every trash container having a sticker..its chimp change to those on maple ave..an extra 35.oo per container over the alloted one every homeowner gets..with more houses having multiple families living under one roof..maybe conservatively the town would collect 20,000 or more from this? also not to make too big an issue...do the police get paid for marching in the memorial day parade????in these times of economic issues I surely hope they did their marching for the same reasons as everyone else,,,to honor those who fought for this country...without the overtime....maybe rockland should look at every parade to see because we due need to be conservative in speeding the taxpayers dollars...so is it a given that all police marched for their country in rockland and not for the pay?
Scott June 06, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Trim the fat. To many hogs sucking off the taxpayer.
Eduardo Richi June 06, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Thank you Mr Jobson you showed some heart opposing the layoffs
Mike Hirsch June 06, 2012 at 01:01 PM
The police do not get paid for marching in the parades.
Chris June 06, 2012 at 01:44 PM
How about a few other legislators join in on this effort. They like to co-sponsor all sorts of things to make themselves look good. This would really get some of the others some praise.
Tony T June 06, 2012 at 05:55 PM
It's all a fake, a fraud and a show for the public the only purpose for all of this is to get more jobs for their friends, political hacks, cronies and nephews and cousins
INTHEKNOW June 06, 2012 at 06:50 PM
another thread hi-jacked by $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ with his anti-cop tirades. The police you see marching in the parade do so on their own time. They have an "honor guard" made up of volunteers who march and do ceremonies at cemeteries too. They run a fund raiser at the American Legion every year to pay for the uniforms they wear. Oh, and when a young girl died last year and the family had limited means, the Police officers took up a collection and paid for her casket and burial.. they didnt tell anyone either..
to the "indaknow" my last line stated a very direct statement..not a critique...but Indaknow whats your feelings about a taxpayer showing clarkclown ville rulers how to procure more money? all we read is how much they all get..the raises etc etc etc etc...yet when a taxpayers shows them "how to take in more revenue in a equal basis ..ie..ever homeowner sharing their trash responsibility equally..nada no one answers the question..amazing...wow ..no wonder this area is sinking...what they do to taxpayers is sad..but people relax!!! greece is under water..california is now treading and sinking..like clarksclownville wont??doubtful totally

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