Lets home the city council is smart and listens to the people… It takes balls to ask for a raise just after everything the city went through….
DETROIT (WJBK) – Detroit is just a few months removed from bankruptcy. Is this a bad time for city leaders to ask for a pay raise?
Some residents got a chance to sound off Monday night.
The question of what council members have done to earn a raise, was echoed time and time again as more than 70 people took it upon themselves to be the city’s voice when it comes to them getting a raise.
Many who spoke Monday said that the timing has to be right when asking for a raise.
“You need to give this city time to get the books balanced,” said Janice Pickett, a retired city worker. “And to really situate where this money is going and what departments need it most before you want to pad your pockets.”