Monday, October 20, 2008
The Irony of Ironies: Mayor Coody's Salary
While our city employees are struggling with increased costs of living without a raise and the city administration is proposing to run a budget deficit of $535,000, Mayor Dan Coody has been taking salary increases that would make a banker blush. Here's the record:
In today's newspaper, Dan Coody is quoted as saying with a straight face, "I think now is the worst time since 1929 to ask for a tax increase. I just think now is the time for all of us to pull together."
That's comforting talk from a man who has jacked up his own salary by 28% during the last four years. No wonder he wants to keep a good thing going.