Pension payout, cash request outrageous
An article (“Douglas deputy’s pension? $8,702.35”) on the front page of the May 16 paper states that retired Broward Sheriff’s deputy and school resource officer Scot Peterson’s pension is $104,428 a year (he was paid $101,879 last year including overtime, etc.) Page 1 of the Local section states that Sheriff Israel is asking for $2.7 million to create 31 new positions, an average of $87,097 per person.
Is anybody outraged by the pensions being paid, while Sheriff Israel is asking for even more money? What is the average salary in Fort Lauderdale? How come the county pays over $100,000 for a deputy’s pension? What do the elected officials think about this? Are we nuts? Carlos J. Fernández, Key Biscayne