• Now come on sickandtired,

    A $30,000 a year employee gets a 3% raise and that equates to $900.00 a year, $75.00 a month, or $2.46 every day.

    A $163,000 a year employee gets a 3% raise and that equates to $4,890.00 a year, $407.50 a month, or $13.40 every day.

    Not much difference. Just 5.43 times as much.

    The good part is, we all know that Charmelle is fighting with every breathe she takes for "all" the citizens of Victoria. The average city employee gets to go home and take a break from the fun.

    I'm all for good pay, I just like to see a reason for it. Giving raises because it's time for a raise is pretty much a thing only those that get to vote themselves raises can do in this day and age.

    Polasek is just flapping his lips.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:48 p.m.
  • Unbelievable. "Polasek reminded Soliz that all city employees received a 3 percent raise this year." Well when you make $10 bucks a hour, a 3% raise doesn't amount to diddly when you compare it to $163,000 a year. Polasek also failed to mention insurance increased after this whopping 3% raise.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:32 p.m.
  • There should be a limit on the salaries of the elected officals. $100,000 should be the top pay of any employee. Save money for the city. The workers need to get a raise cause they are making minimum wages and can use the money to pay bills. The others are already rich and don't need the raise and will not hurt them. Top the salaries at $100,000 depending on the work that is done and how much schooling it took to get there. City lawyer Yes! the director of public works, NO! Try paying them minumum wage for the month once a year just to let them know how it feels to be a common Victorian. That is my view.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:49 a.m.
  • Wow, didn't see that coming. LOL!

    February 8, 2012 at 7:18 p.m.