California County Administrator Susan Muranishi to Retire with $400K Every Year for Lifetime

| by Michael Allen

When Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi retires, she will be getting $423,664 a year for the rest of her life.

What makes her situation even more interesting is that Alameda County is dealing with a multi-million dollar deficit, which she and other administrators are responsible for managing.

According to, Muranishi will get a $301,000 base salary, $24,000 in equity pay, $54,000 in longevity pay for having worked for the county for more than 30 years, a pension plan of $46,500, an annual performance bonus of $24,000, and $9,000 a year for serving on the Surplus Property Authority.

Muranishi, 63, also gets an $8,292-a-year car allowance when she retires.

Muranishi, the highest-paid county administrator in California, has been with the county for 38 years.

"It borders on looting the public treasury," Kris Vosburgh, executive director of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, told "They don't look at what they do as public service; they look at as an opportunity for self-enrichment. This really hits the outrage factor."

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