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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.