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Cost of Doing Business

“Cost of Doing Business,” Monterey County Weekly – Aug. 10, 2023

While the problem presented in this article is an obvious lack of transparency between government costs and the taxpayer, that is only the beginning (“Carmel refuses to release a report detailing its former police chief’s short tenure,” Aug. 3-9).

Private sector job salaries cannot keep pace with the high cost of public employee salary, health and pension costs. The disparity is too wide. Monterey County is the number-one employer. Every single dollar spent comes from the taxpayer in some form or another. The public employee unions are no help! No one sits at the bargaining table, representing the taxpayer. This needs to change.

Kelsey Sayer | Monterey