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In your June 2 Morning Report, Liam Dillon mentioned that a successful campaign for Mayor of San Diego might cost a million dollars or more.

The mayor’s current job salary is about $100,000.

Question: Why would anyone put up with the grief of running for the job? Or, worse, why would anyone take a $100,000 job where he or she is the point person for a city that’s essentially bankrupt? Could it be the endless after-hour meetings?

I get it that there are people out there that (thankfully) want to make a difference, but is there some other aspect of the financial package a mayor gets that makes taking the job make any financial sense?

Ed Rockdale lives in Ridgecrest, California.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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