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Maienschein Paid $106,270 As Homeless Commissioner

Brian Maienschein is being paid over $100K per year to be the "Homeless Czar" for United Way San Diego. This is, of course, in addition to the taxpayer-funded pension he is already collecting from the City of San Diego, which according to UT reports amounts to $25,306 annually. In fact, he is one of United Way's highest-compensated employees, second only to Doug Sawyer, the President and CEO, and he is paid more than the senior vice president, chief financial officer, and two other vice presidents. But, Maienschein isn’t even listed as a senior staff member on the website (http://uwsd.org/content/senior-staff). Interestingly, the word “homeless outreach” does not even appear prominently on United Way San Diego’s homepage. One would think if the Homeless Czar was the second highest paid member of their team, they would have this arm of the organization at the top of the website as a major initiative. Exactly what does Brian Maienschein do at United Way San Diego? And, while Maienschein may have had "no connection with the United Way" he most assuredly had connections with Dene Oliver. How many of Dene Oliver's projects did he vote on as a Councilman? It's also not surprising that Democratic Reps. Filner and Davis are rumored to be on his speed dial. But, then, that's Brian. With so many questions, maybe someone needs to talk to Evander Holyfield!
— November 12, 2011 1:08 p.m.

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