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.