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Book smart < Street Smart
I don't think most people understand how local government should work (including a lot of the people that work for it or make very important decisions about it).
9.75% for firefighters, 7.35% for police, 6.75% for other county employees
How should local government work?
Just want to be clear though, this accounts for step/level increases that were not previously budgeted for and of course may not affect all employees. So the increases may not be that full amount for all employees. But as a maximum I think those could be accurate.
FWIW I wasn't poo-pooing anyone's opinion here in particular.
The "should" is somewhat normative based on my own judgments so of course not everyone would agree with my opinions.
- assess and raise taxes in an honest fashion
- be forthright about the level of service provision, but do not promote doom & gloom
- treat services distinctly, no agencies are untouchable
- unions have a place but they can also serve a huge detriment to making important decisions and providing good service
This guy gets it.
Harder and smarter, I'd say.
Pay hikes for police, fire and non-uniform employees, first in three years, average 7 to 10 percent
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