By: Diane Benjamin
See the agenda packet for Monday here: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1089&Inline=True
City Manager Tim Gleason is getting a 3% raise because he’s doing such a wonderful job:
See PDF page 57.
You have to continue reading to find out how much the new salary is before benefits:
I wonder if Jenn Carrillo is okay with this? The average Bloomington salary is $63,000 according to payscale.com: https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Location=Bloomington-IL/Salary
Gleason is worth more than 3 times what average citizens earn Jenn?
Last night on Twitter Jenn and I had a conversation about Jeff Bezos’s income. She’s appalled, I pointed out he produces a service people must like and that’s why he filthy rich. If people want to affect him financially, quit buying from Amazon.
What does Gleason “make” to earn this much? He manages the money taken from people who didn’t volunteer it. He doesn’t “make” anything.
The roads are still crap.
Automatic fee increases are still in place for which people get no additional benefits.
City employees still have jobs while the private sector has lost jobs.
Revenue hasn’t recovered and won’t for a long time.
Businesses have closed permanently.
When does government feel any pain Jenn? Going to pull this from the Consent Agenda?
Why is this raise on the Consent Agenda? Has the Council been instructed it isn’t up for public discussion? Tari Renner was appalled a few meeting ago that anything gets pulled for discussion. He considers the Consent Agenda routine. A 3% raise during an economic crisis isn’t routine!