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A new chief of staff for Mary Piepho: what do you want to know?

Original post made by Hal Bailey, CDSI Research, another community, on Jan 27, 2011

Dear Supervisor Piepho,

Let us ask what Contra Costa County District III residents want to know about your new chief of staff? Let us determine her importance in your political future at this critical time in your constituant support.


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Posted by Jessica Lipsky
a resident of Danville
on Jan 28, 2011 at 10:35 am

Mary Piepho does have a new chief of staff - Karen Bastey (spelling unknown as of this moment). I will be interviewing her this afternoon. Stay tuned!

Jessica Lipsky

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Posted by the dogfather
a resident of Danville
on Jan 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

Pls find out if Ms. B has a dog, and what kind.

County Animal Svcs needs attention.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on Jan 31, 2011 at 11:49 am

What are the limits on the sizes of each supervisor's staff?

Is it a cost limit? A size limit?

How much are these people paid?

Why does Ms. Peipho need a Chief of Staff? Her staff is only 4 people! In the real world, ie, the private sector, it's unusual for 1 person to supervise another who then supervises 4 people! We call it WASTE!

Why can't Ms. Piepho supervise these people herself?

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Posted by Michelle Walker
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Supervisor Mary Piepho has been through approximately 11 employees since she has been in office. This will be the third chief of staff since she was elected. I guess those comments from ex-employees about her explosive personality speaks for itself. As I recall, Supervisor Greenberg and the other Supervisors have had little turnover. That says volumes about Supervisor Piepho's experience and inability to manage people and affairs. It can't be all the employees fault, she needs to share some of the blame for a huge turnover of staff.

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Posted by askidoo
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Not quite a good comparison to past Supervisors. Let's not forget Gail Bishop who's staff turned on her due to her bad temper and all the legal uproar that followed. At least one of Peipho's ex-employees was the one who was explosive not the reverse.

To the original point all of the area's Supervisors going back years have had Chief's of Staff, schedulers and community liaisons. Seems 4 or 5 staff is pretty average.

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Posted by Constituent
a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm


Of all the staff members hired in the past 7 plus years. Can you ask the Supervisor why she has not been diverse in her hiring practices ?
It appears you must be a white female to be considered.

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