From The Journal Times.com:
"RACINE – City
Administrator Tom Friedel would see his pay increase by 30 percent over
two years under a contract extension proposed by Mayor John Dickert and
Deputy City Attorney Scott Letteney
"Under the proposal, Friedel’s
current annual salary of $99,237 would climb to $115,000 on July 13,
2015, and then to $130,000 on July 13, 2016.
"Making the pitch for
the increase before the Finance and Personnel Committee on Tuesday,
Letteney said Dickert said the reason for the request was two-fold: to
put Friedel’s salary in line with city administrators in similar
communities and to make the salary for the position competitive."
Read more: http://journaltimes.com/news/local/mayor-proposes-percent-salary-hike-for-friedel/article_afb365ce-7611-5fc9-a9dd-4ac319cf0891.html
As of this posting, there were 48 comments posted on the Journal Times story, all but one against the raise. I hope they all voted and voted against Dickert. It doesn't matter, though, because this is a done deal. At a time when we're repeatedly told that the city is broke, this spits in the face of those who lost streetlights or other services.
Friedel's already getting $100K per year and a city car. This is horseshit, but Racine will eat it.