Randy Economy Investigative Journalist, Political Adbviser

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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