Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"Mayor proposes 30 percent salary hike for Friedel"

From The Journal

"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."

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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.


SER said...

Eliminate the position and let him go work for some other city where they are over paid.

TSE said...


That's an INSULT!

Give him at least 50-%!

The People of Racine are Dumb Cows - to be MILKED - and BILKED!

Do It Again!

The People of Racine HATE their children and the next generation - otherwise, why would they leave them only the unpayable debt! Get in where you fit in - MORONS!

OKIE said...

You cut your street lights but have enough money to give this guy a 30% raise? What is up with Racine?

Beejay said...

OKIE, exactly!

Toad said...

Ya know, I have never asked this question before, but does Tom actually have an education over and above a High School diploma? If so, what might It be exactly?

Toad said...

TSE, Like most city's In this State, It's not the majority of people getting "Milked and Bilked" It's the people that VOTE, and the VOTE doesn't mean anything. More people with the MONEY VOTE, and WIN. The dumb ass young people living In our cities, don't VOTE, nor do they give a shit, so long as It doesn't really take money OUT of their pockets "LIKE" NOW. They also drive without insurance, or healthcare, even though they are law. The future Is DIM. BTW, Don't go telling me my glass Is ALWAY'S half full, and I like It like that. I just see things as they are, not how I wish they would be.

OrbsCorbs said...

Toad, according to the story, Friedel has no college degree. They say he was a machinist when his cousin gave him the city administrator job.

Look how far Walker has come with no degree. He's even shooting for the presidency.

Our teachers lied to us. You don't need a college degree, just an "in" with the current regime.

OrbsCorbs said...

"Police union criticizes proposed raise for city administrator" -

The police made concessions and gave up guaranteed raises just a few months ago to help our "broke" city.

Dickert = devil.