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Community: Pay raise not warranted

I had planned on writing before to plaudit the city council for authorizing a pay raise for themselves but not making it effective for the incumbents.  But I thought maybe I should wait a while and see what happens. Well, the city council and Councilwoman Sue Karahalios have not let me down. By using a salary commission, we can get pay raises for ourselves. 

Well, there went the congrats. 

Will the bennies of medical, dental and vision insurance through the city remain in effect even though “unusual” for elected officials in the state?  

Councilmen Gerber and Paggao are to be commended. One should not be able to vote to give themselves a pay raise regardless of the many (cases) in which it is done. “Inequitable” to have some making more than others due to election times. Wouldn’t everybody catch up?

I hope the good people of Oak Harbor are taking note of the sayings, happenings and voting of the city council people. Speaking of voting ...

Gary M. Warden

Coupeville

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