Committee Chairman Alan Lomita noted that the three and a quarter percent wage increases were already anticipated for and included in the County budget.
The number of workers involved was much smaller than other County employees units and the increases were right in line with what has been approved in the past for the larger groups.
To his credit, Lomita reasoned that, “I didn’t really think it was fair to use them as sacrificial lambs.”
The only committee member to vote against the increase was Republican Minority Leader Glenn Noonan. He stated that the County could not afford to give this group the three and a quarter percent wage increases given the current economy.
Earth to Glenn, the money was in the budget for this already.
It is easy to try to pick pocket the little guy for what probably amounts to a personal burden of .06 cents a year to each taxpayer and make believe you are a fiscal genius.
In a multi million dollar budget, we think you could save somehow, someplace and sometime without taking it out of the mouths of the working people - especially after the money was put aside for it.
Some of our "leaders" have only two talents - fighting with the other party and taking away from the working person.
......and both of those acts are getting old.