Several people called, emailed and wrote letters to us with various perspectives on the subject of disclosing public employee incomes.
One of the responses came from Castro Valley resident Dayna Leines, wife of a police officer, who wrote:
I realize that this is public information. However, I am appalled that The Daily Review would publish the names of those employees, especially without their consent. As per the most recent article, “The California Supreme Court ruled that governments must disclose what they are paying their workers.” Nobody will disagree with that.
However, releasing the names of those individuals was unethical and of no relevance. It seemed like an invasion of their privacy and, in the case of police officers, it put them and their families at risk.
See her full My Word column in Sunday’s newspaper.