Cambrian: Opinion

Cambrian letters to the editor, June 2, 2016

Some readers have written letters critical of a proposed salary increase for Jerry Gruber, general manager of the Cambria Community Services District.
Some readers have written letters critical of a proposed salary increase for Jerry Gruber, general manager of the Cambria Community Services District.

Reader outraged at proposed increase in Gruber’s salary

As a ratepayer of Cambria responsible for paying Jerry Gruber’s salary as general manager, I am outraged at the prospect of paying him an even more bloated salary that he currently enjoys. I urge you to reject it in total.

Any new contract should reduce his salary and benefits, including the phone and car allowances. If he is to be reimbursed for mileage, let it be at the rate San Luis Obispo pays its jurors — 17 cents per mile.

I doubt very much that Mr. Gruber travels 3,529 miles per month (42,348 miles per year!) on CCSD business, which he would have to do to justify the $600-per-month allowance that he wants.

Please do the right thing!

Sherri Bell, Cambria

Churches form ‘Summer Youth Collective’

In a recent meeting of leaders from five Cambria community churches the topic of “how can we best help the youth of our community” became a dynamic point of discussion. It quickly became obvious that our mutual desire to help our local youth grow in a sense of empowerment, values and fellowship was deeply felt by everyone.

Five of our Cambrian churches (in alphabetical order: Calvary Chapel, Cambria Vineyard Church, Community Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church and Living Waters Fellowship), have all come together to offer our community a united youth experience through the summer months.

The unity of the leadership of the various churches has been a beautiful thing to behold. Our hearts are so committed to ministering to our community’s young people that we have agreed to have our youth, and all other local youth who would like to participate, join this “Summer Youth Collective” for the summer months.

These combined meetings will officially begin on June 14 on Tuesday nights at the Presbyterian Youth Hut, with a starting time of 6 p.m. An appropriate meal for the youth will be provided. This will be followed by a time of growing together in activities, mutual sharing and discussions around issues they face with perspectives from wisdom traditions and biblical teaching.

All high school and middle school youths are welcome.

Gary B. White, senior pastor, Cambria Vineyard Church

GM should put community above self, and live here

Here in Cambria, we have a community services district.

I think we need a general manager who will live in the community and put community service above self-service.

Jesse Arnold, Cambria

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