Lifestyles of the Rich and Unionized

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of most wealthy retirees in America. Joining their ranks this month is Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi, who will retire with an annual pension of $423,644 a year. That works out to a little over $35,000 a month. From Matier & Ross on we learn: According to county pay records, in addition to her $301,000 base salary, Muranishi receives:- $24,000, plus change, in "equity pay'' to guarantee that she makes at least 10 percent more than anyone else in the county.- About $54,000 a year in "longevity" pay for having stayed with the county for more than 30 years.- An annual performance bonus of $24,000.- And another $9,000 a year for serving on the county's three-member Surplus Property Authority, an ad hoc committee of the Board of Supervisors that oversees the sale of excess land.Like other county executives, Muranishi also gets an $8,292-a-year car allowance.Muranishi has been with the county for 38 years, and she's...(Read Full Post)