If they did not give him that much then they would lose him. another city would love to have a manager that made money for the city. Its easy math you can pay much less and get a crappy manager and the city suffers or you can pay him the going rate. the average person does not understand that a city is a entity and it has to be mananged like a corp. So he is like the ceo. you can be like detroit and be in the process of bankruptcy. and bonds are defaulting and everyone loses their pensions and all city workers get let go because there is no money. That includes police for protection and trash and i could keep on going.
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