Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CITY HALL EYEBALL: As jobs get slashed, Condon wants big raises for city department heads

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM

It turns out at least three city directors making over $100,000 would get massive pay raises under Spokane Mayor David Condon's 2013 budget.

Council President Ben Stuckart told The Inlander Wednesday that the raises were not included in any of the city's budget presentations. According to numbers provided by Stuckart, Condon's budget includes:

- Chief Financial Officer Gavin Cooley will get a 13.7-percent pay increase to $143,091.

- Management and Budget Director Tim Dunivant, a 15.7 percent increase to $128,350.

- Accounting Director Pam Dolan, will get a 9.6-percent pay increase to $125,760.

Meanwhile, union employees like Spokane's firefighters have agreed to forego raises for 2013. And many city employees are receiving layoffs.

"Nobody's talking about giving the police a bunch of more raises because [fewer officers are] going to be covering more of the city," City Council President Ben Stuckart said.

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