Councillors Chad Collins, Scott Duvall, Sam Merulla, Bernie Morelli and Terry Whitehead just issued a press release proposing a salary freeze for Councillors and non-union employees across the municipal government.
Over the last several months, we have seen a severe decline in the global economy. As City Council enters budget deliberations for the 2009 budget, we will be working with our Council colleagues to identify efficiencies and opportunities for savings in an effort to minimize the impact to the taxpayer during this difficult time.
At the first available opportunity, we will be proposing a salary freeze for Councillors and non-union employees. If adopted, this could potentially result in $2,000,000 in savings for 2009. This represents a proposed 3.25% increase for non-union employees.
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