Fairhope mayor blasts council members

When they declined to recommend his 3% employee pay raises (plus 2% merit) to the Council–the Mayor questioned the judgement/qualifications of Financial Advisory Committee members at their last meeting(Sept. 10th): “I don’t see how . . . bunch of mostly retirees . . . sitting around this table . . . not elected . . . living in million dollar homes . . . probably making over $60K a year . . . can decide . . . about people living day to day . . . Council elected to make those . . . hard decisions.” According to Chairman Chuck Zunk, the Mayor’s proposed raises will cost the city an additional $467,000 next year (added on to a projected total payroll of $11,325,000). Zunk: “We … only make recommendations . . the Council decides.”

Fairhope mayor blasts council members