Joseph Turner
Sunday, October 30, 2016 – 7:58 p.m.

In a previous blog entry we discussed how San Bernardino County CEO Greg Devereaux earned close to $600,000 a year in total compensation.

He is the highest paid government employee in all of San Bernardino County. And his total compensation is about fifty percent greater than Riverside County’s chief executive.

Here is Mr. Devereaux bragging on recorded video about how he cannot be fired from his job.

And he was right. He couldn’t be fired.

Even after CEO Devereaux covered up the arrest of the human resources director Andrew Lamberto on prostitution charges, he wasn’t fired. Even after it was learned that the CEO gave this employee a slap on the wrist as punishment, he wasn’t fired. And even after Supervisor Robert Lovingood and the rest of the Board of Supervisors voted to give the disgraced director six months of paid administrative leave at a cost of about $337.000, he wasnt fired.

Maybe it isn’t fair to accuse the CEO of bragging. Is it really bragging when you are merely telling the truth?