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Officials get cash for concerts, funerals, parties

Posted on 31 March 2014 by admin (0)
Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register

Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register

Orange County Register

On Thursday evenings during the summer, the elected directors of the Midway City Sanitary District enjoy the Westminster Concerts in the Park and some charge trash and sewer ratepayers for a “day of service” – $207.

All five of the sewage directors attended the 2012 series, which featured a local bagpipe group. Midway City board members Frank Cobo and Allan Krippner claimed meeting pay, according to public records, for four shows total.

It’s about “interacting with the people whom we serve,” Krippner said. “Believe me. You don’t get rich on this little job.”

The bagpipe concerts are one example of how directors are compensated at 15 Orange County special districts, small independent agencies responsible for water, sewer or trash removal.

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