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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.