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.