Aldermen Accepting pay raises while economy struggling?

 

Throughout Chicago’s financial decline, city officials have layered on more and more debt with no more solid plan for repayment than a vague hope that a resurgent economy will keep City Hall out of bankruptcy. http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/local/redeye-chicago-alderman-salaries-city-budget-20131119,0,4492048.story#ixzz2mNgtjMjB

Throughout Chicago’s financial decline, city officials have layered on more and more debt with no more solid plan for repayment than a vague hope that a resurgent economy will keep City Hall out of bankruptcy.
http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/local/redeye-chicago-alderman-salaries-city-budget-20131119,0,4492048.story#ixzz2mNgtjMjB

Slight pay raise for aldermen in the recently passed budget… only ten say no to the pay raise… The aldermen who waived the slight pay bump for 2014 are Will Burns (4th), Marty Quinn (13th), Toni Foulkes (15th), Matthew O’Shea (19th), Deborah Mell (33rd), Nicholas Sposato (36th), Timothy Cullerton (38th), Mary O’Connor (41st), Michele Smith (43rd), and Ameya Pawar (47th).

According to the Red Eye: Since 2011, Burns, Quinn, O’Shea, Sposato, Cullerton, O’Connor, Smith and Pawar have stayed at the same salary of $108,086, which was the incoming salary for aldermen elected that year.

If your alderman is not on the list question their true values to the city… This is NOT the first time aldermen have gotten raises and n our struggling economy shouldn’t the money be left to the city for things like education??? I’m ashamed to say my alderman is not on the list.. This will affect what happens in the polls…. Of course this is not the only way my vote could be affected but this is the second time it has happened…

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