I have become somewhat of a watchdog in local politics, wherever you are in the country politics are politics just substitute your city and players names
Editors note; This blog also appeared as an opinion article inthe Kauai Garden Island News on 09-30-11. The URL is enclosed below.
I would like to respond to the recent article in TGI, "Stalemate ends in salary resolution becoming law..." http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_d149e630-e9b1-11e0-8665-001cc4c03286.html
Ironically all of the county council members are overpaid at $56,000 (an additional $7,0000 for the chair) a year for a part time job with the only requirement is to attend meetings, some do more some do less, along with $500.00 a month car allowance great health insurance and being able to ride the bus for free as county employees, and these people are concerned about freezing wages so other county elected officials are not overpaid? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
I'll tell you what I think the council is concerned with, they want wages frozen so their salary is not changed. Freezing salaries for elected officials means they just voted to keep there overpaid salaries in these recessed times when many are taking pay-cuts.
Straight across 20% pay-cuts for all elected officials, then we 'shall' see what 'is?'. However not before having another council meeting where most repeat themselves numerous times, and lack any public speaking skills. No joke, I watched this on TV, actually it was a joke....
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