POA Ex­ec­u­tive Salaries

The Weekly Vista - - Editorial & Opinion -

Af­ter read­ing about the POA ex­ec­u­tive salaries re­ported in the Novem­ber 29 Vista, I now un­der­stand why the POA con­tin­ues to push for as­sess­ment in­creases. How else can we con­tinue to main­tain our “ex­ec­u­tive/elite” pay sta­tus for the POA? Yet the POA is an or­ga­ni­za­tion ex­ist­ing within the city of Bella Vista where our mayor makes less than half of what the POA gen­eral man­ager makes. While the mayor’s du­ties in­clude po­lice and fire de­part­ments, street main­te­nance, san­i­ta­tion and a great deal more, the POA’s pri­mary func­tion is to col­lect as­sess­ments to main­tain our ameni­ties. We’ve been res­i­dents here for 23 years and can re­mem­ber when the POA re­fused to di­vulge ex­ec­u­tive salaries for many years — now I can see why. I hope we can keep all this in mind when the POA makes an­other pitch for in­creased as­sess­ments. Paul Poulides Bella Vista

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