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Marietta Council raising its pay

January 16, 2013

Next year’s Marietta City Council can expect a $1,750 raise—the first salary increase members will have received since 2005, according to Councilman Michael Mullen, I-at large, who chairs council’s......

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Jan-16-13 6:32 AM

I'm all in for paying any current councilman or future councilman that has personal agendas for running or being on city council 1,750 to never let them run or run again look how much it would save us. The only benefit a councilman should reap from a seat on council is the same ones that he implements for all poeple in the city to benefit from .

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Jan-16-13 6:57 AM

Woops won't be the frist time . for all the (people)

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Jan-16-13 7:24 AM

Don't forget; they have a full paid insurance policy (family health, dental, vision)plus retirement. Total benefit and salary is well over $20,000. Not bad for 1 meeting every 2 weeks and some non-mandatory committee meetings.

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Jan-16-13 7:32 AM

Brothers is exactly correct. Attending Council meetings is but a small portion of the time spent working for and on behalf of the city. I am a strong Republican yet I see this mostly Democratic Council as doing a fantastic job. We are fortunate. Moon's team was not quite equal to this group which includes a great Mayor. Integrity is the hallmark of this group of leaders. Moon could not carry Joe's books home let alone lead the team.

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Jan-16-13 8:00 AM

I cannot stand people who complain, but are not willing to do the job themselves. This one of the biggest problems today. I see nothing wrong with this at all.

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Jan-16-13 9:11 AM

First off the headline is misleading-- this is for future council people not the current ones it seems!? I'm ok with these minor changes so they can maintain participating in PERS. We elected them, and all in total this is a minimal award. People shouldn't want to get into politics for the money anyway. Do it as a passion or for your city/state/country.

And deeper for the real headline: Why is the city putting so much money into this parking lot? Are we in business? Does it at least break even? If not, privatize that thing and be done with it. I vaguely recall this being a topic of the past.

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Jan-16-13 3:28 PM

Have to disagree with Murphy. This council is a joke as is our "absent' mayor. No one should enter SERVICE to their community, state, etc. for the money. Your passion for the job SHOULD drive your performance.

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Jan-16-13 3:29 PM

Agree with Saga....their benefit package is pretty sweet for a few hours a week.

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Jan-16-13 6:12 PM

Minimum pay for minimum work and knowledge. The clowncil strikes again!

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Jan-16-13 7:26 PM

This administration and city council are undoubtedly to very best this city has ever had, they deserve this raise and much more!

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Jan-17-13 8:18 AM

Speaking of our "absent" mayor, what's the deal with him? Where's jolly old Joe been? Knew he was sick awhile back, but wasn't he supposed to be back on the job by now? Hey, MT, how about checking into that for us. Think we taxpayers should know who's earning his paycheck and who's not.

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Jan-17-13 6:34 PM

@Saga: Dude, they don't have free insurance. Those are dole folks & the Prez that have "FREE" insurance. City employees pay an insurance premium. Nothing for free there. What is a $20G benefits package. I am always intrigued with numbers, polls, percentages etc. How do you get a $20G benefits gig? Is that OPERS, 401, under the table, fuel, stipend, what is that number?

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