Posted by Raises, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Oct 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm
One thing is fairly clear from perusing the council minutes: raises are in the works for town manager Jerry Gruber and the police, but the council is waiting until after the parcel tax vote to enact/publicize them. Last week Citigroup had to sell its most profitable unit just because of the spectacle of paying a large bonus to the unit's top trader. It would be a simliar public relations nightmare to ask residents to pay a new parcel tax in the midst of giving raises to these employees in an economic downturn with zero inflation. Last week it was also announced since the cost of living didn't increase in the past year, there would be no social security increase. Why then should the Atherton employees be getting a raise???