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SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY SERVICES
February 6, 2011

I got more inside scoop-
WATCHOUT FOR HIGH COMPENSATION PACKAGES AND QUESTIONABLE HRING FROM THIS ORGANIZATION; HERE IS LIST OF $100,000 CLUB - THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE AGENCY WHOSE COMPENSATION PACKAGES ARE JUST BELOW OR WELL ABOVE $100,000 - Pretty good money for a "non-profit"

David Bejarano - former Board member whose private security firm had $97000 contract with agecny while he was a Boardmember

Kathryn Lembo - per IRS forms here - aproaching $180K-$200K

Dina Chavez- $100K plus - and insiders say her husband also works for the agency fulltime - can you say "nepotism" ?

Pam Wright $100K plus -

Elizabeth Iniguez $100plus
Valerie Brew
Patricia Chavez former City Council member and PR staffmember has $140K contract per this website
Don Hunter - hired straight from being Boardmember
Mauricio Torre
Ismena Valdez - HR director who insiders say has a sister working for the Agency- that dont seem right
Shirley Horton - got hired straight from being Boardmember

so this whole scenario concerns me as taxpayer - not just high compensation - but the idea that Boardmembers can get contracts or jobs fro the agency - i think what they call a revolving door - is thier incentive to NOT rock the boat so that they can line up a contract or job ??
the Boardmembers mentioned in earlier comments think nothing is wrong with agency - Sue Belmonte & Maria Guasp -

random scoop - the fact that the agecny is trying to load this site with good reviews came from someone in the top dircle;
Cesar Chavez Day really is a personal sore spot for Lembo apparently
the people who files lawsuits were know as good hardworking and honest people, never in trouble
the people who work there say the pay is high, so it is hard to leave so the put up with a lot of what several call 'toxicity" they wish Boardmembers would do something, but have given up hope having seen the system in play- they love the work they do though

that may all be gossip, the pay stuff and hiring stuff isnt - or even the fact that they dont recognize cesar Chavez Day in a town like CHula VIsta. Read the documebnts yourself and the Reader article about Bejarano.

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honesty- no games- no hiring relatives or Board members

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & spoke with people taht worked there or work there and read documents on this site, reader article.