Thursday, October 02, 2014
Geissinger to Propose Council Member Pay Cut
Under the Home Rule Charter, Council has no power to reduce or increase the salary of any elected official during his term of office. But his pay cut goes into effect in 2016. Five Council members, including Geissinger himself, will still be serving their term of office and can't be impacted. Yet the Ordinance applies to all members of Council.
This is why Council members should refrain from drafting legislation during their first year in office.
Geissinger's move, even if it were legal, would only save the County $4,000, and not until 2016. The County will likely waste more money than that in advertising and distributing this fool's errand.
If Geissinger really wanted to set an example, he'd do it now and just return his entire salary. But he's playing to the tea party.