New Social Services Head To Receive $343,000 Annually
California's new director of social services, William Lightbourne, will receive more than $343,000 in yearly pay and benefits under a new contract that runs from May 2011 through December 2014. Lightbourne will oversee the transfer of many social services from the state to local agencies as part of California's effort to close its budget gap. Lightbourne has been the head of social services in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Francisco counties.
- "California's Social Services Chief Wins Lucrative Pay Deal" (Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times, 5/14).