Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"Mayor proposes 30 percent salary hike for Friedel"

From The Journal

"RACINE – City Administrator Tom Friedel would see his pay increase by 30 percent over two years under a contract extension proposed by Mayor John Dickert and Deputy City Attorney Scott Letteney

"Under the proposal, Friedel’s current annual salary of $99,237 would climb to $115,000 on July 13, 2015, and then to $130,000 on July 13, 2016.

"Making the pitch for the increase before the Finance and Personnel Committee on Tuesday, Letteney said Dickert said the reason for the request was two-fold: to put Friedel’s salary in line with city administrators in similar communities and to make the salary for the position competitive."

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This is what you get when only 20% of the electorate votes.  Fuck them.

I believe that Dickert's very first official act in office was to appoint Tom Friedel (his cousin) to City Administrator, with a whopping salary and perks.  The Common Council was already cowed by Dickert and ratified the appointment.  They've been kissing Dickert's ass ever since.  It's all very reminiscent, on a small scale, of Austria and Germany in the 30's and 40's.

Ah,.....memories of rubber sidewalks.     

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