Pasco's Hildebrand hit for "triple dipping"
The Times revealed this that Hildebrand was among thousands of "double dippers" who took a so-called retirement option, but still stayed on the employment rolls. That gave her an $80,000 salary and $33,000 in pension payments for 2007.
But Conroy's flier upped the ante by adding a third issue: the 70-year-old Hildebrand received $20,000 in Social Security checks in 2007, too.
"It's not that it's fair -- it's true," Conroy said, calling Hildebrand out of touch.
Hildebrand, a commissioner since 1984, came to Pasco in 1971 as a social worker. Previously, she expressed regret over the double-dipping move. But she resisted firing back at Conroy (who was a delinquent taxpayer this year ) after a forum Tuesday night. "I don't get into that," Hildebrand said, adding she would stay "positive."
-- David DeCamp, Times staff writer