How much is ex-GOP mayor Susan Golding going to be making?

Juan Vargas, Jim Bates help Mervyn Dymally

— Just how much is ex-GOP mayor Susan Golding going to be making as the new president of the San Diego Child Abuse Prevention Foundation? The foundation's spokeswoman didn't return calls, but it's likely to be considerably more than was earned by Teresa Stivers, her predecessor and onetime deputy chief of staff at city hall. According to an August 2005 financial disclosure form on file with the IRS, the foundation paid Stivers $68,724 in 2004. Then-fund-raising chief Eileen Daniels got $67,500, and Leona Sublett, PR director, received $51,119. That year the group took in $1,739,038 in contributions and received $853,658 in government grants. Among the payouts it made were $836,216 to the once-controversial San Pasqual Academy, a boarding school for foster youth, and $397,220 to the Polinsky Children's Center.

No word either on whether Golding is keeping her consulting business, the Golding Group. She's the only employee listed on the company website, which boasts that it is "a marketing firm providing industry-leading companies with a variety of unparallel turnkey marketing services. Our team members bring their extraordinary talent and drive to every challenge from our celebrated New Media department providing the upper echelons of web and database services to our Consulting department advising clients on core strategy, crisis management, and government relations." ... San Diego County has long been a big source of gambling and development money for local campaigns. Now a famous name from Los Angeles has rolled into town to tap some of the lucre for his next step up the ladder. Last Friday, 52nd District assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, chairman of the Assembly's Health Committee, held a two-hour, $250-a-head fund-raiser at the posh Napa Valley Grille on the top floor of downtown's Horton Plaza. The money is earmarked for Dymally's 25th District state senate campaign. Ex-assemblyman Juan Vargas, now a high-powered insurance-company lobbyist, and former congressman Jim Bates, attired in a Hawaiian shirt, were among the local Democratic luminaries in attendance.

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