Report: Water Agencies Give Substantial Health Benefits
A new survey finds that board members of water agencies in the San Diego area receive health care benefits even though they do not work full time or collect a salary. According to the survey, the insurance packages cost more than $600,000 annually for 69 individuals. A 1993 ruling by the state attorney general said that water board members can receive benefits equivalent to full-time employees because they are on call 24 hours a day.
- "Water Board Members Get Healthy Benefits" (Lee, "The Watchdog," San Diego Union-Tribune, 12/10).