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Should raises for city employees be included in the Lawrence budget for 2012?

Asked at Dillons, 1015 West 23rd St. on July 13, 2011

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Photo of Holly Bleam

“I think they probably make enough already. They get bigger bonuses than we do.”

Photo of Thomas Byers

“I worked as a city employee in Kansas City and we had wage freezes. It would be nice not to have a freeze, but until the economy gets better I don’t see how they can justify paying more.”

Photo of Asa Melchisera

“I think there’s probably been enough people who have lost their homes in the last few years so I don’t think so. I don’t think it’s fair.”

Photo of Sara Dyer

“Honestly, yes.”


beatrice 6 years, 11 months ago

As the mighty philosopher Geddy Lee said, "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice"

That he was able to put it to music only proves his genius.

LadyJ 6 years, 11 months ago

I've been known to slip the neighbor's dog that barks half the night a piece of hot dog with benadryl in the middle. Since he doesn't chew, just swallows, he doesn't even know it and I get some sleep.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 11 months ago

And add a few million for unicorn habitat restoration!

Terry Sexton 6 years, 11 months ago

My friend, Gus, nabbed a raise. Well, a nice little benny, anyway, as he got an ipad. He said, before they handed them out, his super was going around asking if folks wanted a horizontal one or a vertical one.

ivalueamerica 6 years, 11 months ago

If we do not give them a raise and then loose them to higher paying jobs, how much will it cost us to replace them?

somedude20 6 years, 11 months ago

not a fan of cannabis? BD would be upset

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 11 months ago

I would add that burning that 10K has to be on at least a monthly basis. Add in a few more 10Ks for medical bills when you blow your heart.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 11 months ago

Actually, I do think they should get raises. But only if they are on an hourly wage. This includes the trash collectors, the street sweepers, the parking meter readers, etc. If you are a salaried employee, you already make enough. LE has a union to fight for them so no automagic raise for you. Make your union do the job you pay them for.

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