Teresa Alvarado retired from the Santa Clara Valley Water District last month, but not before trying to wring a few more dollars out of the Golden Spigot. In February, Alvarado announced she was trading her public agency post to head the local office at SPUR, the urbanist nonprofit that cheerleads “good planning and good government” in the Bay Area, two things Alvarado will hopefully learn about in her new job. In order to have her CalPERS benefits vest, she needed to work five years at the district. To reach that mark, Alvarado used her vacation hours to take off the month of April. Not such a big deal—but that’s where things start to go sideways. It turns out Alvarado incorrectly listed her last day as May 2, when her vacation hours only got her to April 26. Once the district caught the error, there were some concerns Alvarado may have retired short of her pension. She then attempted to make up the 29-hour shortfall by assigning herself menial tasks like reading memos and running a booth at public events. Interim CEO Norma Camacho, perhaps showing she’s not quite ready to let the good times roll like predecessor Beau Goldie, said thanks, but no thanks. Alvarado’s email account had already been deactivated and her office keys turned in. As it turns out, Alvarado already made her pension ($1,500 a month for life), so that could have been the end of it. Instead, Alvarado—at a base salary of $161,944 per year; $81 per hour—called and emailed Camacho for the extra hours, noting that her work proposal included “meaningful assignments,” such as sitting in a booth for six hours. Alvarado even threw the new CEO a little shade wondering why she was putting up “an obstacle for providing these services.” Camacho said she had other people on it, which led Alvarado to then go over her head and complain to district board members—all so she could get another $2,348 to do little or anything of value. When texted an interview request, Alvarado downplayed the whole deal, writing: “Too funny what’s leaked as scoop.” As part of a pattern when things aren’t going her way, she included one of Fly’s bosses on the text reply, perhaps in the hope of squashing the story. She did not respond to follow up requests for comment.