COUNCIL PERK$ ARE A LULU, SAY WATCHDOGS
City Council Members Defend Pay
Can lawmakers still be fair and independent when representing the public if someone other than the public pays for part of their salaries?
Are City Council Members Paid Enough?
In an interview, Councilman Tony Avella, who has been a vocal proponent of officially defining Council jobs as “full time” so that Council members are subjected to the same restrictions on earning outside income that are imposed upon other municipal employees, said that an elected official that has two jobs “serves two masters.”
“It’s like having divided loyalties,” he added. “If you want to make more money, to have another job, fine, but then don’t run for public office.”
Hey Tony, watch out, this guy walks around with a bat.
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