Why tax payers get upset. A California water agency added benefits to the contract of its general manager, including a $20,000 life insurance policy, about 13 hours after his death according to a story in the San Diego News. It hasn’t been confirmed that the Board members knew that general manager was dead when they voted for benefits that included medical coverage. The employee’s widow received the life insurance benefit but is not receiving health benefits. The County district attorney’s public integrity unit is investigating.