"What are appointed positions? I recently asked Shelby County Government for their list of appointed positions. As you will see this goes from the Assessor’s office all the way to the Trustee’s office for a total annual salary of $36.6 million. The latest list that I have from the City of Memphis shows a total annual salary of $21.7 million for appointed positions.
The difference here is that in January 2001 the City Council proposed and passed a resolution that allowed elected and appointed people to retire after 12 years regardless of age. This disastrous decision by the City Council and the mayor has added millions of dollars to our unfunded pension liability."
What's good for the appointee is not necessarily good for the taxpayers and all the more reason that every citizen should know what's going on. We can't stop them if we aren't in the know. Browse the lists of appointed positions and ask yourself if you think these positions are necessary. You want to pay police and fire what they are worth? Stop spending like money grows on trees.....