Letter: Madore's claim refuted
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
County Commissioner David Madore claimed the "Vancouver parks director is paid more than our top county administrator" in his March 10 Local View column, "Ignore rumors; parks are priority for county." That is not true. I really wish he would do his homework before attacking Vancouver.
As a member of the Vancouver City Council, I'd like to offer some facts.
First, the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation director is jointly appointed by both Vancouver and Clark County -- not just Vancouver's parks director as Madore implied.
Second, the parks director is paid a quarter less than the county administrator -- not more.
The parks director's salary was $131,304 before he left last year. The current interim director's salary is $125,952.
The county administrator's salary was $171,074 in 2011, without considering any increases in 2012 or this year.
Telling whoppers like this in order to make a point is wrong and it makes people distrust government even more than they do already. Let's work on building trust, not hurting it.