Mayor Bill Knight tells WFMY “it’s just not a good time right now to be looking at raises.”
List of positions here.
The Rhino’s John Hammer weighs in. Bottom line —when seven council members —including Knight and Danny Thompson, signed off on a $250,000 compensation study, did they really think Rashad Young would take that study and recommend cutting salaries?
I’ll submit that Rashad Young is a vast improvement over Mitchell Johnson, but he’s still a city manager, master over a world unto itself.Read full article » No Comments »
Dr. Guarino passes along more WFMY coverage of Greensboro’s proposed pay hikes; the station also has a “raw” interview with City Manager Rashad Young.
Seems to me Young wants it both ways —– right now the pay raises are nominal amounts that will be easily absorbed into departmental budgets; yet if the city doesn’t institute them now, they will cost “millions” in the future, a notion that Triadwatch calls “laughable.”
If you don’t have ten minutes to watch the whole video, at least catch the slightly condescending math lesson Young provides the WFMY reporter, starting at the nine-minute mark.Read full article » 1 Comment »
Cold here in the Triad this morning; colder in Northern Europe:
Heavy snow caused travel chaos across much of northern Europe on Thursday, keeping London’s Gatwick airport closed for a second day and disrupting road and rail travel in France, Germany and Switzerland.
Days of sub-zero temperatures and snow in Britain, beginning in Scotland and northern England and moving south, have halted flights and trains and could be costing the economy 1.2 billion pounds ($1.87 billion) a day, according to insurer RSA.
Commuters struggled to get to work as Britain’s worst early winter weather in almost two decades showed no sign of easing.
Last winter was Britain’s coldest in three decades.Read full article » 2 Comments »