From The Journal Times.com:
"RACINE — If City
Administrator Tom Friedel decides to stay on in his position, he will
see his contract extended by two years, and get a $10,000 increase in
his $99,237 salary.
"That was the decision made by the City Council
Tuesday night which discussed the issue for more than an hour before
voting 8-6 to approve the adjustment.
"The proposal to increase
Friedel’s salary by $10,000 — a $5,000 increase the first year, and a
$5,000 increase the second year — came from Alderman Q.A. Shakoor.
the salary increase proposal was contentious and spurred several
motions, the vote to extend the contract by two years was approved 10-2."
Read more: http://journaltimes.com/news/local/aldermen-approve-pay-hike--year-extension-for-friedel/article_2a4e7ad5-64d1-57be-85ba-a4e7609f1dc2.html
I thought they weren't going to give him any raise at all. It's like the Middle Ages here. Most of us are serfs and expendable. Royalty, on the other hand, are gods and goddesses.
The police and firefighters have been lied to and gave up raises and benefits because Racine is "broke." But when royalty is involved, there's plenty of money. If worse comes to worst, take down more streetlights in the hood.