Cornwall Ontario – City Council voted themselves a raise in a 6-5 vote with Mayor Bob Kilger breaking the dead lock.
Councillors will see their pay go up by $7000 annually and the Mayor will see his salary go up by $12,000 annually starting in 2015.
Over the next four years this pay hike will cost tax payers $328,000!
Elaine MacDonald, Andre Rivette, Syd Gardiner, Glen Grant, and Denis Carr were the other Councillors who voted for the huge raise.
After the human resources boondoggle that costed tax payers $1.4 million dollars, and at a time when City Departments are told to tighten their belts, was voting themselves a raise the right decision?
What are your thoughts?
Does the Mayor and City Council deserve a raise? Will this effect how you vote in the next election? Will voters simply forget all this come October?
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