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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:16 PM Rogers, Ben RE: Supervisor Pay
"To convert a percentage to a decimal, you divide the percentage by 100. 50,1.0% as a decimal (divide by 100)=0.01. If you divide 0.01 by another 10th, you get .001 or one-one thousandth. 1/10'h of 1% is exactly the same as 0.001. " I COMPLETELY agree with the above statement. However, in your ORIGINAL email, you stated this: "That amount is .001% of.our budget or l/lO'h of 1%." .001 % does NOT equal .1% or 1/10th of 1 %. So please make certain your argument is consistent at all times when you make it. As one of your constituents, I would approve a .001 % raise. I understood what you were TRYING to say, especially when I saw the same 1/10th of 1 % in the newspaper. That is not the way you originally stated the numeric value. Do you now understand the point I was trying to make, or do the details still escape you? If you do see it, I would appreciate an apology for assuming that I don't know "how to do the math." Thank you. Cedar Rapids, IA
From: Rogers, Ben [mailto:Ben.Rogers@linncounty.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:58 AM
Subject: RE: Supervisor Pay
To convert a percentage to a decimal, you divide the percentage by 100. 50,1.0% as a decimal (divide by 100)=0.01. If you divide 0.01 by another 10th, you get .001 or one-one thousandth. l/lO'h of 1% is exactly the same as 0.001. You are incorrect about the 5 of us filing in the 3 positions at the same salary base. In 2007 the community voted to increase the Supervisors from 3 At Large Districts to 5 from districts. Nowhere did it say the 3 Supervisors full time salary would be divided by 5. The Farm Bureau was the organization that organized the change from 3 to 5 Supervisors. I am not oblivious to the arguments made by those who disagree with this decision. Our voluntary reduction has been that, voluntary. I am very mindful of the standpoint of the economy. That is why 1/10'h of 1% of our budget does not change the budget. Your taxes will not go up because of this. Yourtaxes would not go down if we didn't. This is so insignificant compared to the $120m budget we passed with no public involvement even though all ofthem were public meetings. Ben
Linn County Board of Supervisors District 3 2500 Edgewood Road SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404 319-892-5106: Office 319-573-8295: Cell ben. firstname.lastname@example.org www.linncounty.org www.twitter.com/benrrogers
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:06 AM
To: Rogers, Ben
Subject: RE: Supervisor Pay
So, which is it? ".001 % or 1/10th of 1 %"? Those numbers do NOT represent the same value. And you are 20% of our County budget representation? You might want to go back to your late grade school education and take a refresher .. 001% is actually 1/1000'h of 1 percent. Besides that, you missed the point of my email entirely. You may be full time, but there are 5 of you to cover a job that had a salary based on 3 people filling the position. The request to increase the membership of the Board of Supervisors was lacking in foresight by not addressing the salary issue at the time. That presented the collective you with a problem. The issue that upsets the people you've heard from is the fact that all 5 of you seem oblivious to the arguments of your detractors. Try and think about it from the standpoint of the economy, the labor market in the area and being a good steward of the assets with which you've been entrusted. You ran for office this time around knowing what the salary was. The political arena is filled with malfeasance, twisting of facts, outright lies, etc., etc., etc. It would be refreshing to see local representatives act with integrity, transparency, and truly thinking about how this move will be/has been perceived. I don't believe that any of your members have truly done that and that is what irritates me. Perception is reality. I really haven't seen much of anything to make a case to justify increasing your salary, all history and rhetoric aside. Those are my thoughts.
Cedar Rapids, IA
From: Rogers, Ben [mailto:Ben.Rogers@linncountv.org]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 8:43 AM
Subject: RE: Supervisor Pay
I disagree with your comments that this would have been done quietly. Our annual compensation board meeting was held on January 24th and was open to the public. Rick Smith of the Gazette reported on that meeting, as did KCRG and KWWL. Todd Dorman has written two articles on this issue and so has the Gazette Editorial Board. Twice this subject has been a topic on Bob Bruce's radio show, where I was the guest. None of this has been done quickly or quietly. We have been very open about the Compensation Board's recommendation. This is the final piece of our budget process, which we have been reviewing since November. By law we have to finalize th the budget, publish it in the paper, hold a public hearing and have it submitted to the State by March 13 •
perhaps the time has come to stop whining and leave office. Langston.73 to offset these raises? That is how much money you are looking to add to the Linn County budget with your "proposed" salary increase alone. Ben Ben Rogers Linn County Board of Supervisors District 3 2500 Edgewood Road SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404 319-892-5106: Office 319-573-8295: Cell ben. Because Ms. At 100% full time salary status we would be making exactly the same as the Treasurer. IA 3 . Lu Subject: Supervisor Pay Linn County Supervisors: I will tell you that my husband and I COMPLETELY agree with Mr.email@example.com. Doman from The Gazette. John Cc: Oleson.001% of our budget or 1/10'h of 1%. 2013 6:04 PM To: Harris. There are still companies in Linn County that are not giving raises to their employees.org www. JUST SAY NO! Cedar Rapids. If you don't like the criticism you have received as an elected official.000 to the budget?!?!? Are you kidding me?!?!? This is the time to make the budget as lean as it possibly can be and look for ways to accomplish more with less. The proposed raises are not a way to accomplish that goal. Perhaps a look around at local businesses and what their raises were this year might be a good place to start. Linda. February 10. may I suggest that you put the issue to a ballot and find out how we rea lIy feel. Ben. The amount of money to go from 80% to 100% of our salaries would not cause us to increase taxes. If it weren't for his articles in the paper.As you are aware. Why are you so arrogant as to suggest that you deserve a 25% raise??? Everybody's job has gotten more complicated.org www. NOW is a good time to add nearly $100. which is lean and more efficient than any other county in the state. We all have tons of meetings to go to. We would have been making that amount if we had not voluntarily reduced our own salaries. That amount is .linncounty. Auditor and Recorder.953. I am tired of the Board of Supervisors trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the citizens of Linn County. All we would be doing is reinstating ourselves to full time status come July 1. Where in our community can you find someone that gets a 25% raise from their boss? Where in your budget will you find to cut $92. This can be managed in our budget. Barron. Langston seems to think there may be lean budget times ahead. this raise would already have been (quietly) approved. we have voluntarily reduced our salaries by 20% since 2009. If you sincerely feel that this will benefit your constituents. Rogers.com/benrrogers From: Sent: Sunday. Brent. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever that you should even be considering raising YOUR OWN salaries.
they wanted more rural representation on the Board.org Twitter: @benrrogers On Feb 12. demographics. the compensation would be that at the rate of the Auditor. Mrs Barron.firstname.lastname@example.org. RE: [Is likely SPAM] Supervisor Pay Raise Low Thnak you for the clarifying data. Treasurer and Recorder. Amanda From: Sent: To: Cc: Subject: Importance: Tuesday.dorman@thegazette. From: Ben. That would be a compelling story. and how each element is different today than 3-5 years ago. Lu. Ben Barron. BDNETDL@linncounty. the community did. As I understand it. Subject: Re: [Is likely SPAM] Supervisor Pay Raise Date: Tue.org. the Board of Supervisors didn't choose by themselves to go from three to five. I am not trying to change your mind. February 12. I am reminded more clearly of the circumstances. In 2009. Thank you for your feedback. at 11:34.org. 2013 12:17 PM Rogers. but I am less and less convinced with each communication I receive from 1 wrote: . The Farm Bureau did lead the effort to get petition signatures to get this issue on a ballot. 12 Feb 2013 17:48:35 +0000 As a point of reference. Change in county. whatever led you all to the conclusion that you need a significant salary hike. Define each element of strategic planning. however. some inaccuracies that I wanted to make sure were addressed. That was the impetus for their petition drive. based on relevant data is driving an important decision.dorman@thegazette. There were. todd. I am still unconvinced that a value proposition for the taxpayers exists warrenting a return to full salary. In 2007 there was a county wide vote on this issue to have 5 Supervisors representing districts.org To: CC: Lu. logistics and overall effort. As such. backed by specific data and would instill confidence that critical thinking.com. department size. at the level of supervisor need to be explained in detail. Board Internet Address. Ben Ben Rogers Linn County Supervisor (c) 319-573-8295 (e) ben.Barron@linncounty. todd. issue and risk mitigation.Rogers@linncounty. Additionally I am not swayed that a commitment made just a few years ago should change today. Similar to Lu. 2013. under pressure the board decided to voluntarily reduce our salaries.Hoy.
primarilly to facilitate adding the two new positions. Lu From: Sent: Monday. Leaders accept ownership and accountability for their job and their department. when a three member board was sufficient all along? 2. It looks more like an attempt to deflect attention from the real problem. does not engender confidence that you truly wish to lead this county office. speaks volumes to me as a citizen on the receiving end of a communication from my elected official: 1. For example. .org To: Subject: RE: [Is likely SPAM] Supervisor Pay Raise Date: Tue. I expect my elected officials to be leaders in the community. From: Lu. 12 Feb 2013 14:46:47 +0000 I know I cannot change your mind however you should have actuate information. I did not nor did Jim or Linda support going to 5 Supervisors. abandon or reject this proposal. regardless of situations that they may not agree with and decisions that do not always go their way. lobbying for five. and frankly sounds as though you may have a grudge. Why then. Your response below... In fact. or that it needs to change. I don't see any compelling data in your response that would change my opinion. Thank you again for your response. In fact all the maneuvering recently feels contrived and insincere. Your response " . it seems as though you might have preferred to keep the board at three members. is not evidence that those five members deserve a 25% pay raise. Regarding your first point. I need to hear as a citizen that the board in this configuration has potential to serve the needs.com Subject: [Is likely SPAM] Supervisor Pay Raise Importance: Low Thank you for responding promptly. At a minimum. Board Internet Address. 2013 4:45 PM To: Rogers. of a voluntary 20% salary reduction. The fact that you are quick to remove yourself and others from the decision to have a five member board. February 11. 2 . Please. Certainly asking others to reduce their salaries is not even germane to the conversation. would anyone approve paying five members a 25% salary increase. though a mere two sentences. Self imposing the 20% salary reduction was done. in order to get a farmer on the Board". Ben. while also squelching some public outcry over the cost of the new positions.Barron@linncountv. todd. (they did not ask to increase their staff by 40%).the board. it seems that important information is missing to be able to put that situation into full context.dorman@thegazette. That was led by the Farm Bureau in order to get a farmer on the Board. there were three board members at that time. that a commitment made just a few short years ago can now be simply ignored and tossed aside.
-Linn County is the only county in the Midwest with an Aaa (Triple-A) bond rating from Moody's Rating Agency. Since 2009.001% or l/lO'h of 1% of our $100m+ budget. and many more issues. Treasurer and Recorder. We are the only county in the Midwest that incorporates innovative budgeting like Budgeting for Outcomes. For the record. I was not in the interview where the comments were made about passing this increase now before property tax reform. I appreciate your email to the Board and for informing us of your opinion. but I did want to put it into perspective. who were in attendance.org BDNETDL@linncountv.From: Ben. every single one of our building projects was under budget. which is also the exact same salary as the Auditor. we have been able to keep taxes low without an increase for several years. their answer was not yes. To: odd.org. so I cannot attest to this comment and the context in which it was said. we do not employ a professional county manager to oversee the day to day operations of the county. -Our budgeting for outcomes practices has leaned out the budget.Rogers@linncountv. the amount to go from 80%' to 100% of our salary would not raise taxes. "Through studious and proper oversight of our reconstruction. I am not minimizing your concerns or objections. While these were tax payer pools of money (FEMA.com Subject: RE: [Is likely SPAM] Supervisor Pay Raise Date: Mon.org 3 . We have achieved all of this. -All of our new buildings are energy efficient and employed a significant number of local laborers (union and non-union). the State and IJOBS grant. here are some of our major accomplishments that I am most proud of: -The County levy rate has not been increased in 3 years. Unlike other counties like Scott and Polk. Thank you again for contacting the Board. As you can imagine.dorman@thegazette. As you are aware. Ben Ben Rogers Linn County Board of Supervisors District 3 2500 Edgewood Road SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404 319-892-5106: Office 319-573-8295: Cell ben. 11 Feb 2013 21:11:57 +0000 Mr. State). I would also note that I asked in today's open meeting if the Treasurer and Auditor. we have for the past several years voluntarily reduced our salary by 20%. would voluntarily reduce their salaries by 20%. with our full time focus. the total amount is 0.rogers@linncounty. In fact. -The County levy rate is less today than it was 4 years ago and is the smallest tax rate compared to other large counties in Iowa. it did not increase the tax burden on local Linn County tax payers. It has been recommended that we remove that self-imposed reduction and return to the salary that we would have been making. -Over 80% of our flood recovery/rebuilding was achieved through direct and intense lobbying efforts to FEMA. created greater efficiencies and as a result.
.linncountv.twitter. Thanks to Todd Dorman and his persistence in keeping us informed.. February 11. 2013 2:44 PM To: Board Internet Address." Langston said . likely not at this time. "Honestly.www. For example: "I asked them if they could cite a single tangible benefit that this pay raise would provide to their constituents.com/benrrogers From: Sent: Monday. todd. Toddville. 11 And: "Langston's argument that the board should pass this now because property tax cuts could mean lean budgets ahead is truly astounding.com Subject: [Is likely SPAM] Supervisor Pay Raise Importance: Low I wish to go on record as opposing any pay raise to the members of the Linn Supervisor Board.dorman@thegazette. It is an unethical misdirection of resources in an already dire economy.org www. I think the distinct possibility of budget woes is actually an excellent argument for not approving a raise" It is ludicrous to me that you all would even consider keeping this on the table. Iowa 52341 4 .
It's not too late to do the right thing. 2013 6:56 AM Board Internet Address Compensation It is disappointing that you would choose to vote yourself an increase in compensation that is any higher than that the average county employee will receive. February 13. It shows the people of Linn County how little you think about the state of affairs for our community. It demonstrates a total lack of character for each of you.Hoy. Sent from my iPad 1 . Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Wednesday. exactly whose interest are you looking out for? Each of you can still choose to take the appropriate action and adopt a more fiscally sound compensation package and show the people for whom you work that you are with us and not above us.
'Thanks for your response Ben but I am not buying it. the county levy rate (tax) has remained static for 3 years in a row with no increase.org> Subject: Taxes & Raises I have been very unhappy with the amount my taxes have increased over the last three years and spoke to councilman Chuck Swore last email@example.com@cedarrapids. The raise is to take us back to full time pay that we have voluntarily imposed on ourselves since 2009.10:54:44 AM CST To: "ron. When you all give yourself that kind of a raise yes I will be paying more.org Twitter: @bemTogers On Feb 11. Ben" <Ben.Rogers@linncounty.rogers@linncounty. Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: Date: Febmary 11. 2013 6:49 PM Rogers. Hopefully GREED will not take you over. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Tuesday. Ben Re: Taxes & Raises Sent from my iPad On Feb 11. In fact.2013. The only way the public can fight back is at election time. >wrote: .org>wrote: Your taxes will not go up one penny if these raises are passed. "Rogers. Your share of county taxes has actually lower today than in 2009. at 7:08 PM. Now I read where the supervisors 1 .2013.2013.org" <ron. at 18:52. Ben Ben Rogers Linn County Supervisor (c) 319-573-8295 (e) ben. February 12. Then I read last week that we will see another increase over four percent again.Hoy.
are asking for a 25 percent increase in wages! Are you people NUTS? This has to stop! This city is sending the middle class to the poor house! I retired one year ago and if this city keeps raises taxes you are going to put such a burden on your tax payers we will have to leave! You all need a reality check!! Sent from my iPad 2 .
Langston. It was disabled. Perhaps you are already overpaid.20137:05 pm Subject Re: Increase in salary I just went to our website and on the home page is a button called "Meet the Supervisors". Makes me think that you are trying to pull a fast one on us taxpayers. All of our email addresses are listed there.Harris@linncounty. Ben Ben Rogers Linn County Supervisor (c) 319-573-8295 (e) ben. Robins IA 52328 1 . underneath it is Contact by Email.org>. John <John. Feb 11.Hoy.Rogers@linncounty. it is totally unacceptable. To suggest that we disabled the website to avoid criticism is ludicrous and completely unwarranted.rogers@linncounty. I tested it and it worked.org>. it was not unwarranted and it was not ignorant. Oleson. Ben Re: Increase in salary Ben.org> Sent Mon.Barron@linncounty. both individually and as a group. On the right side of the page is Mailing address. Harris.org> To: Cc: Barron. February 11. 2013. wrote: I googled "Linn County Supervisors" tonight.Langston@linncounty. What I found was that I couldn't contact any of you from the web site. Let him referee my decision. in my opinion. Brent <Brent. And if that is factual. Linda <Linda. My intent was to tell you that I am opposed to your supposed self increse in salary. at 19:01. -----Original Message----From: Rogers. 2013 7:22 PM Rogers.org>. I clicked on each supervisor's name and nothing happened. Your response has not enamored me to your desire for increased salary.Oleson@linncounty. I will never forget this. It didn't work. I just tried it again. Lu <Lu. I did that for the umpteenth time just a moment ago and got a screen that stated "about blank" It was not ludicrous. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Monday. I'll send this to Bob Bruce.org Twitter: @benrrogers On Feb 11. Ben <Ben.
I just wanted to send you a note that I agree with Mr. And where does this money come from? Cedar Rapids. Ben. Linda. Todd Donnan. Even then it probably wouldn't be politically astute to do so during tough economic times.adds value to our organization and that it's worth the extra expense (and how it will play out in the long run).000 raise without making the case on how this. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Monday.000/year will not attract new candidates for this position. Harris. John Supervisor Salary increase proposal Hello. February 11. Langston. in that the case has not been made to increase your salaries so substantially. Oleson. I cannot imagine going to my supervisor and asking for a $25. I don't understand how working for $74. The Gazette. Lu. Rogers. Also.Hoy. Seriously? Your request for such a HUGE increase is disappointing. Brent. IA 1 . 2013 3:14 PM Barron.
org www.Hoy.twitter. 2013 1:03 PM Rogers. 2013 12:42 PM To: Subject: Thank you I appreciate your willingness to come and speak up and out at our meeting today. Ben Ben Rogers Linn County Board of Supervisors District 3 2500 Edgewood Road SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404 319-892-5106: Office 319-573-8295: Cell ben. From: Rogers.org www. Ben RE: Thank you Thank You Ben. Ben Sent: Monday.linncounty. February 11.com/benrrogers 1 . February 11.rogers@linncounty. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Monday. Your opinion and views are very important to us and I am glad that you shared them.
Hoy. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Monday. February 11. 2013 12:22 PM Board Internet Address pay raise Supervisors of Linn county. 1 . I am not happy with you increasing your pay. Maybe people aren't saying anything because it has not made headlines for people to know about. On the other had those that do know maybe feel they will just not vote for you next time around.
1 . 2013 9:17 AM Board Internet Address Pay raises It appears the vote is being taken as quickly as possible to keep the taxpayers out of the discussion. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Monday. February 11.Hoy. This most certainly will be an issue for the next election.
not the citizens of this county. February 10. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Sunday. 2013 8:34 PM Board Internet Address Pay Raise To the Board: I have just learned about your intentions to grant yourselves 25% pay raises. What has happened to transparency with your electorate? It certainly appears that your hurry to push this thru will only benefit you.Hoy. many of whom are struggling financially! Sent from my iPhone 1 .
I do not believe he withdrew his application because of anything the Board did.org.org. Ben. I suppose that you could say I caved to public opinion. Ditch's CAFO plan. Marion. Sincerely. Brent. Ditch was not bullied by the Board. or how they did it. I believe you missed my point.org To: Lu.Langston@linncounty.Oleson@linncounty. and I voted to have the DNR take a closer look at Mr. Ben. Barron. Ditch's application. February 10. That is why I consider your behavior bullying. Oleson. For every action there's an equal and opposite reaction. Brent. The dog and pony show you created during the public forum directly correlated to the withdrawal of the application. Langston. IA 52302 From: John. in that Mr. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Sunday. Thank you for your email. I agree with Supervisor Rogers. Rogers.Barron@linncountv. BDNETDL@linncounty. Lu. Each of you certainly has my admiration on how to make public service self-serving. Board Internet Address RE: Good evening Board Members. 2013 7:55 PM Harris.org Subject: RE: Date: Thu. because I feel that I have an obligation to represent the neighbors. And the equal and opposite reaction from the public after you give yourselves an effective 20% raise should be quite fun to watch this week. fully expected the DNR to approve Mr. Thank you to each of you for your candid response--much appreciated! However. I am the District 5 representative on the Board. as well as the City of Center Point in their objection to Mr. Ditch's CAFO plan. until he withdrew it.org: Unda. Linda.org. Sincerely.Hoy. John Harris 1 . John.Harris@linncountv.Rogers@linncounty. 7 Feb 2013 21:34:20 +0000 Good afternoon. but that's who I work for-the public.
Each of you (sans Mr. John. Linda. Rogers. IA 52302 2 . although his explanation defied logic. Marion. Oleson. Your peers in Black Hawk County found themselves in the same position as you did in late October. Harris. Sincerely. they did not cave to public opinion nor bully the permit applicant. Board Internet Address Subject: Good morning County Board of Supervisors. Rogers for being the only one of you to respond to my request for a more engaged and in-depth conversation. Late last year I wrote to each of you expressing my disappointment in your actions surrounding a proposed hog operation in rural Center Point. They followed the rule of law that allows local input but no local control on such matters. however. I found it quite amusing this morning when reading an article in The Gazette that directly correlates with this same subject. Lu.From: Sent: Thursday. Oleson) should again be ashamed of your actions. I certainly hope that other Linn County constituents are cognizant of your long-manipulated decisions and actions and organize together in coming election cycles to remove you from County employment. Langston. 2013 9:25 AM To: Barron. I thank Mr. February 07. Brent. Ben.
February 10. Do not give yourselves a raise. Sincerely. Sent from my iPad 1 . 2013 7:34 PM Board Internet Address Your Raise We do care about your raise and we do not like it. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Sunday.Hoy.
However.dorman@gazcomm. Ben. I've been following the supervisor salary issue with some interest as we're doing some comparative salary studying at the It's never an easy task. I am learning from HR folks that it's not a good idea to peg one salary level on another. my impression is that county employees are generally compensated generously relative to the market. The sheriff's dept handles traffic. do we really need city and county park bureaucracies? Lawenforcement? Accounting? This duplication is expensive. What is different is the lack of municipal governments. Actually the county government isn't so different. Rogers. I recently returned from a consulting gig for the American Association of Museums in Los Alamos. Oleson. Langston. John. There is tremendous duplication of services between city and county. 1 . The county supervisors set policy in and outside of the towns. etc. Barron. The park dept handles parks inside and outside towns. Ben. Amanda From: Sent: To: Cc: Subject: Importance: Sunday.com [Is likely SPAM] regarding supervisor salaries Low John.Hoy. And. Just the county. Lu. I'd like the county to never use linkages to set compensation for any county employee but base compensation on its value in the marketplace and individual performance. Brent todd. Lu. They are different jobs needing different skills and with different expectations. At any rate I'd wouldn't set supervisor salaries based on any other county employee. law enforcement. I have long felt that Iowa has way too much government. . There are distinct towns but there is now town government. 2013 6:09 PM Harris. For example. In other words linking the supervisor's salary (or comparing it) with other county staff isn't too wise. Linda. February 10. NM and had an opportunity to see a different form of county government. Linda. Brent.
Sounds totally self serving .no interest in the welfare of the taxpayer. 2013 5:17 PM Board Internet Address BOS pay I sure do agree with everything Mr. 1 . February 10. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Sunday.Hoy. Todd Dormann has had to say in his articles about supervisor pay and how that was and is being handled by the supervisors.
The article in the Gazette today states that "They insist that the current pay level will deter the 'best and brightest' candidates from running for the board in the future". February 10. 1 .Hoy. 'Honestly. If this goes through I will never vote for anyone who is now in office now. I will become so and I will do all possible to prevent you from being re-elected. before returning to the argument that raising pay would encourage good people to run for office in the future. but if you vote this through. 2013 1:48 PM Board Internet Address Pay Raise I don't understand how you the Board can vote a 25% wage increase and not explain what is to be changed or improved. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Sunday. I am in district 5. I am sick of paying the bills for government employees and public unions with nothing to show for it as evidenced by your concession that "no tangible benefit" will result from this pay raise. What does that say about you? Are you not the "best and brightest"? First the Mayor caves into the unions and now you are voting a pay raise to yourself that you don't deserve and can't justify. I have never really been politically active. Cedar Rapids Article Continued Below See DORMAN on Page A12 Dorman/ Salary increase benefits only supervisors ~ FROM PAGE 9A that this pay raise would provide to their constituents. likely not at this time.' Langston said.
If the raise goes ahead. Board of Supervisors: I am writing to all of you although Supervisor Harris represents my district. People in Linn County are suffering in this bad economy. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Sunday. IA 52405 1 . If the coffers are overflowing with cash. that you will not have my vote should you chose to run again.Hoy. Supervisor Harris. I ask you ALL to reconsider. You five are already receiving extremely generous salaries and you need to set an example of fiscal responsibility by foregoing this illadvised raise. I'm certain you could put it to a use that would benefit everyone in the county and not just line the pockets of the five of you. It truly boggles my mind to see such astounding greed on the part of publicly elected employees. I am very much opposed to the huge pay increase you are planning to lavish on yourselves. be assured. February 10. Cedar Rapids. I voted for you last time. . 2013 11:37 AM Board Internet Address IMPENDING PAY RAISE Attention.
You were all aware at the time of the election that you were running as and being elected as part time supervisors. I would urge you all to rethink this position and vote this ill-advised proposal down. 2013 11:25 AM Board Internet Address Supervisor Pay Raise Dear Supervisors: I am addressing this email to the entire Board of Supervisors. 1 . Sincerely. You were all elected as part time supervisors with a salary that is more that adequate for your part time status.Hoy. February 10. It is my understanding that one of the reasons you are proceeding with a pay raise is because you have received almost no public comment on this issue. You had a duty to determine the job's parameters before you ran and decide whether you could accept the job and salary as it was. I am opposed to a pay raise. Please treat this as a public comment. To decide now that you need an $18k plus raise is a betrayal of the public's trust. You also knew or should have known the salary that you would be receiving when you were elected. Amanda From: Sent: To: Subject: Sunday.