Studies and investigations aren’t always used to prove theories correct. In fact, sometimes they can be effective means for proving suspicions wrong. 

That’s the approach Chula Vista is taking in response to complaints and questions being raised by some of the residents. During the midst of budget cuts and disappearing services, they want to know if executive compensation to city employees is inflated or unfair.

The City Council, although already defending the wages of the employees, has assembled a committee to look into the matter and report back.

While some people may call this kind of reporting and double-checking redundant or wasteful, it could also be highly effective at proving the proficiency and efficiency of the public servants who work at City Hall. 

From the San Diego Union Tribune:

Chula Vista has created an ad hoc committee of local residents to examine executive compensation.

Councilmen Rudy Ramirez and Steve Castaneda have been asking the city to review employee salaries since October, when a bleak budget forecast caused officials to cut back on services and renegotiate union contracts.

Councilwoman Patricia Aguilar said she does not consider executive compensation to be out of control, but would like “to put the issue to bed” and answer questions from residents who complain employees are paid too much.

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