by: Diane Benjamin
At last night’s Council meeting, David Hales claimed the 619 City employees were over-worked and under paid. The salary information is now listed on the City website:
Below is a recap of the number of employees by salary:
Estimated median household income in 2011: $59,011
Over HALF of the City employees earn more
than the medium Bloomington
HOUSEHOLD income – including David Hales!
Bloomington: Are you being RULED or Governed?
Population of Bloomington: 77,733
A total budget of $180,000,000 is $2316 per citizen.
David Hales wants to hire even more employees, only 5 of which are Police and Fire.
Don’t forget, all these employees come with a pension. Hales is making no effort to out-source any jobs to avoid pensions, but there is always a lot of money for more studies! Is Mayor Renner and David Hales trying to get citizens to leave Bloomington? Aren’t they aware people are LEAVING Illinois because of taxes?
“Quality of Life” in Bloomington goes down when government takes more of your income.
The days of providing pensions to make up for low salaries are long gone! Government just won’t realize it until nobody is left to pay the bills.
Obviously Mayor Transparency approves of the spending or it wouldn’t have been on the agenda.
Final thought, how many State Farm employees are begging for a transfer?
Don’t miss this post: https://blnnews.com/2014/02/25/comparing-salaries-bloomington-and-champaign/