Posts tagged ‘Wage Increase’

April 16, 2016

City Can’t Patch Potholes, but Doubles Mayor’s Salary

by lewwaters

Leavitt LaughingMayor Tim Leavitt swooped into office in the 2009 elections largely due to his numerous claims of opposing tolling a new Interstate Bridge project that saw him flip within weeks of winning to fully supporting them and leading the outgoing Mayor, Royce Pollard to express in an interview, “I want to puke.”

You may desire to grab that vomit bucket again as it is now reported that although Mayor of Vancouver, Washington is only a part-time gig, the salary for the position has now been more than doubled to some $60,000 a year.

Some may think that is an acceptable salary for a Mayor, but it must be remembered that in our community, the day to day functioning of the city is in the hands of a city manager that is paid over $200,000 a year, leaving the Mayor’s position as more of a figurehead that leads the city council, also part-time positions for each.

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December 15, 2010

Clark County Commissioners to Turn Down Wage and Car Allowance Increase

by lewwaters

No doubt reacting to a public outrage rarely seen today, all 3 County Commissioners, Steve Stuart, Marc Boldt and Tom Mielke have announced today that they will not accept the scheduled wage and car allowance increase mentioned HERE

The Columbian has the announcement HERE

Of note, after the increase was announced yesterday, over 100 comments have been posted on the papers website. Not one in support of the increase.

Citizens from all over the political spectrum, usually disagreeing on everything, came together in opposition and from what I hear, the county commissioners phone lines were lit up all day.

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December 14, 2010

Note to Clark County Commissioners: We Are Not Your Personal ATM Machine

by lewwaters

Just one week after deciding to raise property taxes 1% for the county general fund, Clark County Commissioners’ will see their salaries go up from $98,224 to $100,224.

Additionally, each will receive $600 a month car allowance, an increase from $500 a month for Commissioners Boldt and Mielke and $400 a month for Stuart, who was just reelected.

Clark County’s jobless rate remains at 13.1% while county employees have seen a wage freeze and continue to contribute nothing towards their health insurance, which cost taxpayers $26 Million for premiums in 2010.

Commissioner Stuart defended the increase saying they did “give up the mileage reimbursement and are saving money by not replacing a policy analyst who resigned this fall.” “We are doing more work,” Stuart said.

Read more HERE and HERE.

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