As quoted at the end of this Leader excerpt, your future mayor makes a ridiculous statement…
During the meeting on Tuesday, residents Mike Moynahan and Roy Wiegand criticized the timing of Albano’s raise, stating in a video they submitted that it was not the right time to give any top official a salary increase. Moynahan and Wiedgand were in the audience while the video was played.
Additionally, both men said they thought city officials planned to have the item regarding Albano’s compensation hike come before council while Gordon was out of town.
“What’s the rush?” Wiegand said in the video. “Ms. Albano is well taken care of here. She’s going to be OK for a few weeks, a week even, without a raise. What is the rush? Why are we doing this?
Vice Mayor Will Rogers said each council member receives an agenda forecast.
“All [Gordon] needed to do was say, ‘Hold on to that until I get back,’ and he would have been participating in this,” Rogers said.
Nope, it’s not that easy. They’d all have to vote on this change first before it could be placed on a future agenda. And what if Gordon wasn’t there early enough to seek the postponement?
Rogers is also ignoring the real issue here. Gordon’s not the problem on this one. Instead, why did staff place this item on the agenda — or worse, allow it to remain there — when they knew Gordon would be gone?
Like that bogus Cusumano campaign contribution, the real question is why someone would want to dick around with Gordon in this way, and not Gordon’s response or alleged lack of one — which we’re sure Rogers will try to transmute into some straw-man accusation about his character and competence.
Even better, since they knew there wasn’t full attendance on Tuesday night, why didn’t the rest of the council hold off on this decision ? They have before.
Staff never suggested this nor did Rogers. But, as quoted in the Leader, the speakers obviously did. Rogers could have done something about it but chose instead to be a dick.