The Mayor is going to be meeting with the AFSCME union to ask if there is any other way for them to take the 10% cut. Looks like the Mayor wants to avoid closing the city down for a day a week. When asked by 3 different council members about his own 10% cut the Mayor said that a letter has been sent to the compensation commission asking them to meet before their regular meeting to discuss all elected officials taking the 10% cut. They will be meeting before the November election. September 13 the changes are to be put into effect, but from what I understand things might be put on hold.
Someone all so pointed out to me that two years ago all department heads got a salary increase. This when times are so bad in this city. The average department head earns about 70k a year, they got 2.5 hours a week by 52 weeks in a year. That gave them 130 hours a year by about 30.00 an hour $3,900.00. They are getting a 10% cut that would average about 7,000.00. Two years ago they got large increase they are going to be giving that back and around 3,000.00 on top.. The AFSCME Union all so got increases that is why the Department heads received the salary increase. I am not saying they did not deserve the raise just questioning the timing of it, after all the city was not doing good at that time either.