Where is the money 

A $13,000 raise would fix 1,300 potholes. a $13,000 raise would buy 13,000 macaroni and cheese dinners! $13,000 would buy 200 solar panels! $13,000 is a heck of a lot of money for a raise. $13,000 is more than what 3 single employable people would recieve on social assistance!

At: http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt?open=space&name=CommunityPage&id=cached&psname=CommunityPage&psid=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true&control=SetCommunity&CommunityID=209&PageID=0

On the official City of Edmonton web site, they say the Municipal government act  says to quote from the City of Edmonton site “authorizes municipalities such as Edmonton to create and enforce bylaws to maintain the health, safety and wellness of its community. Citizens are encouraged to respect and comply with Edmonton’s community standards. Edmonton’s bylaws are enacted by City Council and maintained by the Office of the City Clerk. 
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Yet at the web site that they are quoting from  http://www.gov.ns.ca/legislature/legc/statutes/muncpgov.htm it doesn’t say anything like that! In fact:

it says in part 2 of the

The Municipal Government Act

“c) recognize that the functions of the municipality are to

    (i) provide good government,

    (ii) provide services, facilities and other things that, in the opinion of the council, are necessary or desirable for all or part of the municipality, and

    (iii) develop and maintain safe and viable communities.”

     

    My questions are:
    1 how does a $13,000 raise for a Mayor “provide good government for the City of Edmonton”?
    2 How, how does a $13,000 raise “provide services, facilities and other things that, in the opinion of the council, are necessary or desirable for all or part of the municipality”?
    3 How does the Mayor’s $13,000 raise “develop and maintain safe and viable communities” ?

     

    I, Dave Dowling, would have never ever let that question of a raise even come to a second motion, let alone an actual vote. I, Dave Dowling woukld quash that riase into a decrease in outragous wages and would have put that to a vote instead!

    the $13,000 RAISE! $13,000 more reasons to VOTE DAVE DOWLING for Mayor of Edmonton!

     

     

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