In what world does cutting pay by five percent for the highest paid City staffers make sense?
Tommy G is making a little less that $400k a year. A five percent cut works out to less than $20k. You think $20k is going to make a difference to a city with a billion dollar budget, and debt of more than $2 billion?
Nuh uh. That nominal cut is just for appearances. That’s a token gesture to let the C-suite execs get their shit together before the ship sinks. I reckon the suits are cutting their personal expenses and packing their bug-out bags before the shit really hits the fans.
“Look,” they’re saying. “This is just a temporary situation. Tomorrow we’re all going to wake up and this will have just been a bad dream.”
Right. It would be nice to get a little leadership from our high-paid leaders. Unfortunately, there’s not a chance of that happening.