Let’s talk about the council meeting Feb 27. The council wants to double their salary from 7,000 to 14,000. It was the second reading so they accepted public input. I was the only mayoral candidate to speak and the only person to really object to them getting a raise. The council doesn’t demand a balance sheet each month and you can’t run a city if you don’t see a balance sheet each month. Also the council has not demanded any accountability or consequences for the illegal act of recording incoming and outgoing calls at the city hall. For 2 years I said they didn’t deserve any raise (they all knew what the salary was when they run for council). I also said that any council person who voted for the raise should resign. No vote now. Put it on ballad and let the taxpayers decide.
A whole bunch of ringers? Spoke as to why they deserve a raise. The aurguments were either weak or not relevant. They also used an old trick of asking for a lot more than people would accept, so that a smaller increase with or without perks would be acceptable. I hope the taxpayers know that no increase is acceptable until there is fiscal responsibility. Our city is broken.