Pay raise ethics

Should councillors seeking re-election give themselves a hefty pay raise to take effect next term, a few months before the election? I don’t think it is either appropriate or ethical at this time. But council did so, after hiring a second consultant to advise them, seven months after they hired a previous consultant to do the same.

Should mayoral candidates on council be voting for both a mayor’s pay raise and to make the mayor’s position full-time, less than three months before the municipal election? Is it ethical to vote for a change that will clearly affect their income and role if elected? Again, I don’t think it is either appropriate or ethical at this time.

To read more about my thoughts on this council decision to once again vote themselves a raise, please read the post on my Scripturient blog.

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