Wow, what a deal! First you stack the city council with rubber stampers. Once all the new members are in place, you announce a massive roundabout construction program. Next, you try some governmental overreach by proposing an ordinance requiring businesses to provide special parking and shower facilities for bike riders (which happily did not pass). Now, we have a proposal for increases in salaries for the mayor and city counselors of 40 percent and 23 percent, respectively (except for the financial watchdog clerk-treasurer, who would be awarded a 2 percent increase).
Just because some local governments across the country have chosen to be fiscally irresponsible with taxpayer money does not require Carmel to follow suit. The proposed increases are inappropriate and should be voted down by the city council.