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Letter: No Salary Raise During Council Term

I read that a very interesting idea was presented by a Glen Cove resident at a recent city council meeting. The suggestion was made that the mayor and city council members take up a charter revision that would prohibit them from raising their salaries during their current terms in office.  By doing so, they would ensure that any proposed increase would be effective only to those officials that may be elected in the next general election. This idea was not even brought up for discussion by the mayor or the city council.

This of course, should be a major concern for all Glen Cove residents due to the fact that at the same time the mayor and council are asking us to change the next terms of office from two to four years in this election, they are not willing to even entertain the idea of a salary freeze. This would also mean that Glen Cove voters could not respond to such an increase for four years!

One must wonder if the mayor and city council’s failure to limit their ability to grant themselves raises indicates why they proposed a four year term in the first place. Think about it Glen Cove.

 Nancy Furlong