The long reign of San Diego State University president Elliot Hirshman as the highest compensated president of the California State University system has ended, barely. First known as the $400,000 man and blasted by governor Jerry Brown for his record pay when he was hired in July 2011, Hirshman’s current total compensation package of $492,469 was just slightly eclipsed in 2015 by the $492,694 made by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo president Jeffrey Armstrong, per numbers of TransparentCalifornia.com.
Democratic assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who married Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat Nathan Fletcher on New Year’s Day, got an early wedding present from the Barona Casino on October 4 in the form of a “Gift of Pottery and El Capitan book” worth $45.86, according to the tribe’s lobbying disclosure report.
Gonzalez also got a $16 free meal. Democratic assemblywoman Toni Atkins received the same on October 17. Since elected a state senator, Atkins and her district director Myrna Zambrano each picked up $22.50 worth of free food from the tribe at Bertrand at Mr. A’s restaurant on October 17.