Word of Mouth

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2001

Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

I think Dave Palmer is a good guy and a very competent city manager. And the Assembly members are certainly within their prerogative to give him a raise as they believe he deserves. However, I would like to clarify something said by Assembly member Don Etheridge and that is that it helps bring Dave Palmer's salary in to line with other city employees who have received a 2-3 percent cost of living increase this year. I would like to clarify that I am a city employee. I am one of several hundred teachers and I have not received a negotiated cost of living increase since 1994.

Laury Scandling



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