To say the city should only fund critical items and in the same breathe say "but not parks" is just hippocritical. What you mean to say is only fund the items that are important to you. Tough times call for tough decisions and doing something like selling Airlie Gardens to be developed would be a great idea to raise money. Plus, if you think someone making 60k a year is getting rich, then you are sadly mistaken. You aren't going to find a decent employee when you are paying crap. Let's take a city manager for instance...you honestly expect someone who deals with that much stress and various issues to work for under 60k/year?
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