6% annual city employee raises is too much
For the past 5 years and for the next 3 years, city employees will get 6% raises while inflation has averaged 2%. This just increased our pension obligation by 50%. We won’t be able to afford our current city services when real estate prices go down (they always do – it’s a cycle). These people are jacking up your water bill to pay for their raises. This will financially strap the city for decades and it must stop.