Cure from email

Cure from email

Postby Nick Pavlis » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:49 pm

This email needs full disclosure to the public because it could possibly come before us to vote up or down.

From: Nick Della Volpe <>
Date: January 23, 2015 at 12:58:13 PM EST
To: Rob Frost <>, NickPavlis <>
Cc: Mark Campen <>, Daniel Brown <>, George Wallace <>, Brenda Palmer <>, Duane Grieve <>, Finbarr Saunders <>, Marshall Stair <>
Subject: Re: Council's Salary Ordinance

Thanks for the salary info Rob.

If I understood it correctly, it has been 18 years since Council compensation has been adjusted. 18 years ago in 1997. Gosh that's almost as long as the 9 years for the office of mayor discussed on Tuesday.
And they used to have a vehicle and other expense payment of $200 a month. Why not restore that expense coverage? Who travels more than council members?
Indeed, several years ago the free parking in the garage was dropped, lowering the effective compensation received.

Should not the "lets not fall further behind" logic, and attracting talent argument apply here?

Nick Della Volpe, 4th District
5216 Crestwood Drive
Knoxville, Tn 37914
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Re: Cure from email

Postby Nick Della Volpe » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:12 am

Nick, Thanks for posting that. Even though there is nothing before council to deliberate upon, and the Charter only allows council to act on the salary of future councils, I agree the info should be available to the public. To keep it meaningful, let's add the 1997 ordinance for anyone interested in this. (Hopefully the PDF will upload here).
O-575-97 Council Salary.pdf
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