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Citing the city’s economic woes, Lawrence City Manager David Corliss turned down the raise in salary city commissioners were offering as part of his annual evaluation. Do you support his decision?

Response Percent Votes
Yes.
 
84% 265
No.
 
12% 38
I don’t know.
 
3% 11
Total 314

Comments

solsken66 6 years, 2 months ago

The superintendent of the school district earns more as a public employee than the city manager.

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solsken66 6 years, 2 months ago

More CEO professionals should refuse their large salary increases, stocks, and other perks. The irony is how a few of these CEO types have left with a nice severence package while the company listed or totally sunk after their time at the helm of the company.

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 2 months ago

Fake crap to try to disassociate himself from the devastation wrought by the "Progressives(Read:"Repressives"), whom he so dedicatedly supported during their Reign of Terror.

Transparent as Hell.

Let's all start looking for Corliss's resume online as I'd bet that it is there.

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Fairness952 6 years, 2 months ago

The preface to the question -- "Citing the city's economic woes" -- says a lot about Lawrence. Most communities in our state and our country would love to trade our imaginary "woes" for their real ones. I'm not ignoring the impact an economic downturn is having on Lawrence, just pointing out how lucky most of us are in spite of it. That is, unless you live east of New Hampshire or are homeless, in which case the "economic woes" ARE real, and permanent.

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Agnostick 6 years, 2 months ago

Corliss is "walking the walk," while most commentators in this thread sit around and "talk the talk."

Thanks for the laugh, catfish!

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Kat Christian 6 years, 2 months ago

I commend him for his honesty. That's pretty brave of him to turn down more money. I think other polticians should follow his lead. Anyone who thinks negative of his actions need to stop being so cynical of good intentions. I'd wish more city officials, state & federal government higher ups would do the same. Then we'd have money to take care of the important things instead of lining the rich polticians pockets so they can buy new cars, large houses and vacation every other month on our hard earned money.

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nobody1793 6 years, 2 months ago

Geez, maybe he should work for free, live under the bridge, and eat scraps from the dumpster behind free state. That sure would make me feel manipulated.

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jumpin_catfish 6 years, 2 months ago

Please, he's manipulating (to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one's own advantage) the public's emotions. I'm not believing this is some kind of selfless act. Nope not buying it.

The defination is for those who really believe what public officials are saying to us.

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nighthound05 6 years, 2 months ago

At least we know we have a City Manager with common sense. Unfortunately, it shows how insensitive our Mayor is to the city's financial situation.

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nbnozzy 6 years, 2 months ago

He's OVERPAID already in my opinion.

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BigPrune 6 years, 2 months ago

He essentially said, "The $130,000 buck stops here."

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KS 6 years, 2 months ago

Why not? It is his decision and this is where it needs to start.

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