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Did the city manager's paycheck kill the dance?

July 09, 2013

One of my favorite things about Burbank has been the Thursday night summer dances at the AMC walkway.

Last week, I found out that the dances had been canceled due to budget cuts. I also learned last week that the City Council has hired a new primo, A-one, first class city manager — apparently we had to go to Fresno to find such a marvel — and that we’ve agreed to pay him a staggering $300,000 per year. He’ll make more than the mayor of Los Angeles.

I couldn’t help but wonder if we could have hired a very competent, diligent person who is already at City Hall and didn’t need relocation or housing expenses. We could have paid him or her a very respectable, and more typical, $200,000 and saved the dances from the budget ax. Just sayin’.

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Cheryl Holt
Burbank

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