Serving customers at 350 meters, the Yuima Municipal Water District is among the smallest public water agencies in San Diego County.
It also offers one of the richest compensation plans in the region to its general manager, who runs a staff of eight employees in North County’s Pauma Valley.
Linden Burzell has held Yuima’s top post since 2004 and this year will be paid $299,005 in salary and benefits to manage a $6.9 million budget. That’s slightly more than Jim Sandoval gets for salary and benefits as city manager of Chula Vista, where he manages 972 employees and a $326 million budget serving 210,000 residents.
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