Friday, August 13, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Oxnard City Hall being raided by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office and FBI. Is Ox City Manager Ed Sotelo's "MEGA BUCK" Compensation Package about to be exposed? You betcha!

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Law Enforcement, including the FBI pick up dozens upon dozens of boxes of city records tonight in Oxnard.


By Randy Economy
Friday, August 13, 2010
9:50 p.m.

No city hall is safe from corruption and tonight Oxnard City Hall is being raided by members of the Ventura County District Attorney's Office and the FBI.

Move over Bell, and Maywood, meet the bad boyz and girlz from Oxnard....

About 7:45 p.m. Ventura County DA investigators hauled out about 15 boxes from the public works building and placed them in a dark van. According to the Ventura County Star, several more boxes
of files from the City’s Administrator’s Office have also been taken as possible "evidence" in a criminal probe. "Late Friday the DA’s chief investigator, Rob Briner, came out of City Hall briefly and confirmed his office was conducting an investigation of the city of Oxnard in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)."

Those interviewed in the probe so far includes:
  • City Manager Ed Sotelo
  • Assistant City Manager Karen Burnham 
  • Finance Director James Cameron
  • Director of Community Development Services Curtis Canon
  • Deputy Director of Public Works Mark Norris 
  • Michael Moore, an official in the finance department.
Also, are you really interested in what Oxnard City Manager Ed Sotelo is worth? Here is a breakdown of his salary and benefits and other perks according to a study from the "Public CEO" better known as the Public Pay Institute. Looks like swingin' Ed could be giving EX-Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo a run for his over stuffed wallet!

Mega rich Oxnard City Manager Ed Sotelo. Swingin in Ventura!
ED SOTELO
CITY MANAGER
CITY OF OXNARD, CA
  • $266,014 base salary
  • $42,199 in "leave benefits" 
  • $26, 512 in "deferred Compensation," 
  • $21,883 in Medical Benefits
  • $266,014 in PENSION BENEFITS
  • $1,000 in "other" benefits
Total Compensation Package for Oxnard City Manager 
Edward Sotelo is $623,622.00.

Not bad.  As a matter of fact, did you know that ol' Ed is the 9th HIGHEST PAID CITY MANAGER in CALIFORNIA of cities over 50,000 residents according to the Public CEO Newsletter.  No city hall is safe from the public these days, including Oxnard.  Stay Tuned!
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17 comments:

Oxnard Leader said...

WTF. I have lived in OXNARD for DECADES. THIS SOTELO is the BIGGEST SEED BAG in CALIFORNIA. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What the HELL is going on in these CITY HALLS! This is amazing....

Anonymous said...

That SOB

Pissed off and on said...

Why hasn't the Ventura newspapers printed the truth about how much this Sotelo is REALLY making....

Update from news said...

I just heard on the news that the are looking for possible "conflict of interest" charges.

Oxnard Insider said...

Someone on the VCS just posted your link and i am STUNNED that SOTELO and his contract are worth this fucking much. I am OUTRAGED. I hope this SOB gets busted....

Anonymous said...

There has been corruption for years, but now because of the high debts and the failing economy, people are taking notice. It's about time. The next sweep should be in all school district offices and finance departments. There is too much waste there and some districts issue credit cards to board members and others who do not need credit cards.

Sotelo STEALER said...

What a SOB. AS IN SON OF A BITCH. RECALL EVERY CITY COUNCILMEMBER IN OXNARD FOR PAYING THIS ONE MAN THIS MUCH MONEY. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY SENIORS YOU CAN FEED FOR THIS AMOUNT? TRUST ME, THIS GUY SHOULD BE IN JAIL.....

Sisterhood said...

BELL and OXNARD SHOULD BECOME "SISTER CITIES." OMG. THAT'S IT!

Anonymous said...

this article is a joke! randy economy is just trying to stir the pot! if anyone payed any attention to his income figures he took sotelos yearly compensation and added it again (the same amount) for his pension compensation! i researched and found that sotelo makes somewhere around $280,000. come on randy give accurate info! this investigation is about ken ortega, mayor holden & councilman andres herrera! watch this roll out those 3 are dirty! the media guessing that this is a city of bell situation is just that....a guess!

Concerned Oxnard resident said...

This is in response to "Anonymous said" I found City Manager Sotelo's income to be estimated at $275,000! That is a large salary but then again Oxnard is about 5 times the size of The City of Bell. Mr. Randy Economy, I think your figures are a "little" too high. haha

What Next said...

HOLDEN, HERRERA, and ORTEGA.....CROOKS!!!

VC Watchdawg said...

Right on Randy. You are the BEST. Thanks for getting out the "REAL" DOLLARS these CITY MANAGERS are making.

Why can't the REST of the MEDIA REPORT ON these TOTAL COMPENSATION PACKAGES NUMBERS for ALL CITY MANAGERS.

Serpico said...

Randy,

I don't know if you are going to have the time or resources to get the bus tour on the road; the amount of corruption is like an out of control wildfire. To anonymous who said "what the hell is going on in these CITY HALLS"; What do you think; you can't tell without transparency, and you can't prevent it without a structure in place. The communities need to become active; unless you want to sit back and let them do it to you over and over
again!

Serpico

Anonymous said...

Some of you imbiciles think that $250k is acceptable for a City Manager? Are you on crack?

WAKE UP OXNARD said...

People need to UNDERSTAND HOW CITY MANAGERS MAKE THEIR DOLLARS. BASE SALARY is ONLY ONE PART of their WAGE PACKAGES. GET EDUCATED. DON'T LET THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA TELL YOU HOW A CITY MANGER IS COMPENSATED! DONT BE FOOLED IN OXNARD. THIS IS HAPPENING AT EVERY CITY HALL!

RECALL REMOVE EM ALL said...

Just saw this news on NBC 4 tonight. Sotelo is a HUGE PARTY BOY.

NOTHING BUT THE BEST for "SO-TELL-US MORE LIES!" at OXNARD CITY HALL.

REVOLT. RECALL. REMOVE EM ALL!