Editor Jonathan Cribbs firstname.lastname@example.org
Brookhaven Patch's top headlines of the week for Dec. 10-14, 2012.
11:56 am on Monday, December 17, 2012
city manager's hourly rate = $200/hr, nice work if you can get it ... http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/city-of-brookhaven-open-for-business/nTYKZ/ "Some decisions, though, have been made quickly with no public input. Last week, the council hired Marie Garrett as interim city manager, a role she held in the start-up of Johns Creek. The council also hired J.D. Clockadale, who cancelled his run for council to volunteer on the governor’s panel, as a temporary deputy city manager.
For the work, Garrett will earn $200 an hour, or $8,000 for a full-time week. Clockadale will earn $2,500 a week."
12:30 pm on Monday, December 17, 2012
Nothing but motivation to take hold of our city services.
4:27 pm on Monday, December 17, 2012
I have to say I am SHOCKED by those numbers, do most city managers make that kind of money?!?!
4:49 pm on Monday, December 17, 2012
Subject 31, your reaction hints that you have been in a coma for the past year. Please forget that little detail and relish and enjoy your new city!
Would you like some yellow mustard to go along with that relish?
5:01 pm on Monday, December 17, 2012
I know this might be surprising but I voted "No City". I don't honestly know what other city managers make but that sounds very high?
5:11 pm on Monday, December 17, 2012
Subject 31, yes, government salaries for similar private sector positions are way out of line. This is particularly so in today’s economy.
Now, would you care to venture what per cent of tax dollars is spent creating and maintaining a fourth layer of government? Consult with your Financial Guru if you like.
Please pass the yellow mustard!
5:26 pm on Monday, December 17, 2012
Of course we are going to have to pay high for temp. people. You are not going to get competent people to take a low paying undetermined temp job. And to hire incompetent people at this time would really put the city behind the 8 ball. We don’t want to get cheap on this startup that causes us to get it wrong.
Now did our founding fathers take these types of expenses when selling cityhood on us?
I can only hope that it turns out to be more accurate than the tax cut promise that turned into a tax increase.
The real Monty is going to be what our real world revenue intake and expense outtake turn out to be.
We may have to cut back on any capital projects on our parks for a few years or keep an artificial low head count with our police force (If this is what it will take for some promises to be kept). Maybe, we will be fine and the high cost of startup will all be forgotten.
5:29 pm on Monday, December 17, 2012
10:36 pm on Monday, December 17, 2012
Is that temp salary really hourly? If she works 50 hours a week for the first year (it doesn't seem so farfetched that she would put in that kind of time), she would make half a million dollars? That's a heck of a lot more than Richard Stogner (same job, but for the entire county) makes!
If we are outsourcing everything to either the county or Jacobs, then what in the Sam Hill is this lady gonna be managing for 200 bucks an hour???
-- The Maven
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