Monday, April 16, 2007 | Wake up San Diego it’s expensive to live and work here. Thanks Mr. Mayor for the raise, but it really equates to 3 percent a year back loaded over the last three years. That’s right, my first raise in more than two and half years comes this July when I get a 6 percent salary boost and one percent more on my educational incentive pay.

With core inflation in America’s Finest City running between 3 and 4 percent and some of California’s most expensive housing costs I’m overwhelmed by the city’s generosity. However, when the city gets done re-working its flex-benefits program, I’ll only be a few percent behind the cost of surviving as gasoline crosses $3.30 a gallon.

Will the attrition of seasoned officers slow down? Can the city compete with inferior compensation packages? Only time will tell.

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