These raises were presented before council at my budget hearing in 2013 and presented in my budget as part of the budget process. I presented this when I presented my budget to council that year and it was approved when council approved the 2014 budget. I also had lengthy discussions with Mr. Stoffa and Ms. Siemenkowski who agreed with the changes presented.
This was discussed as a way to promote internal movement of Auditor II positions in the office and Mr. Cusick at the time did not agree with the move, but it was presented to council and justified and passed by council during the budget process.
Please check the meeting minutes and record of my budget hearing. You will find that I brought this before council as required by law.