Lynn Schott: Irvine’s Part-Time Part-Time Councilmember

Lynn Schott: Irvine’s Part-Time Part-Time Councilmember

Being a member of the Irvine City Council is a part-time job. Based on her attendance record, Councilmember Lynn Schott is only fulfilling her part-time duties on a part-time basis.

The Irvine City Council had 20 meetings from January 2018 through June. Schott missed 13 of those meetings for a stunning 65% absenteeism rate.

Being an Irvine councilmembers means Schott automatically a member of the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors. The OCGP Board has held 6 meetings in 2018, of which Schott has missed 50%.

Schott’s total annual compensation package as a councilmember is $31,484:

  • $10,560 salary
  • $8,580 car allowance
  • $11.939.20 in insurance premiums
  • $405.10 in pension costs

During the first six months of 2018, Schott has only attended 7 council meetings. On a per meeting basis, Irvine taxpayers are paying her $754 per meeting!

Schott’s $8,580 car allowance comes out to $715 per month. She drives old Ford SUV. Why do Irvine taxpayers need to give her $715 a month to drive an older model SUV that she already owns? Especially when she isn’t even driving to 65% of city council meetings?

Irvine taxpayers are paying full freight for a councilmember who only works at her part-time job on a part-time basis. If she can’t be bothered to show up, why be a councilmember in the first place? If you missed work 65% of the time, what would your boss do?

$31,484 is a lot to pay for an empty chair.

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