From The Journal Times.com:
"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."
Read more: http://journaltimes.com/news/local/mayor-proposes-percent-salary-hike-for-friedel/article_afb365ce-7611-5fc9-a9dd-4ac319cf0891.html
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.