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Dellums skips promised pay cut
|Last Edited||Jason Apr 30, 2010 12:48am|
|Media||Newspaper - San Francisco Chronicle|
|News Date||Thursday, April 29, 2010 07:55:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Despite his pledge last year to join other Oakland elected officials in taking a 10 percent pay cut, Mayor Ron Dellums has continued to collect his full $183,000-a-year salary, a spokesman for the mayor confirms. |
The spokesman, Paul Rose, declined to say precisely why the mayor took the extra $18,300 in pay this past year -- but there is speculation that he needed the money to help deal with his troubled personal finances.
Dellums and his wife, Cynthia, owe the Internal Revenue Service more than $252,000 in back taxes and penalties -- including a $13,000 tax lien placed on their real and personal property in December. The mayor is trying to sell his late mother's house in Oakland to help pay off the debt.