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Letters to the Editor

Letter: City raises

December 21, 2013

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To the editor:

Yes, 14 years is a long time to go without a pay raise. Many retired people go a lot longer than that. I retired from what is now Westar Energy in 1992. That’s 20 years ago. I live on what I started receiving then — while Westar has raised its rates many times and wants to raise them again.

If the city can afford a modest raise, say 10 percent, not 200 percent, as $30,000 would be, then I might say OK if they could fund it with no new taxes.

Commissioners serve on the commission. Serve means to serve, not retire as millionaires as our congressmen and senators do. Also, in recent commission elections, there has been no shortage of candidates.

Comments

Scott Burkhart 1 year ago

Well said. If you don't like the pay, find something else to do because there are other people willing to do what you do for the same pay.

Richard Heckler 1 year ago

The real estate and development industry executives will always be able to find people to protect their special special interests and who would be willing to shell out zillions in corporate welfare. Show me one election in the last 30 years where this has not been the case.

Chris Ogle 1 year ago

"...Commissioners serve on the commission." +1

The last thing I want is to be represented by a career politician, who was looking for a job when they decided to throw their hat in the ring.

Phil Minkin 1 year ago

I posted previously: "Some raise in salary is justified, (although the school board members put in plenty of hours for no pay) but this is too large an increase. Commissioners should be more modest in their raise and phase it in over several years."

Richard Heckler 1 year ago

Additionally let the taxpayers decide with their votes.

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