By DAVID WASHBURN and ADAM ELMAHREK, Voice of OC
First in an ongoing series.
On April 1, 2009, Orange County Counsel Benjamin de Mayo officially retired from the county after a 32-year career and became eligible for a $226,713 annual pension, which amounted to nearly $14,000 more than his final year’s salary of $212,908.
On top of his pension, which is among the richest in county history, de Mayo was also handed a check for $352,097.34, a payout for nearly 2,500 hours of unused sick and vacation leave that he had racked up over his career. Continue reading