Both Can Serve as School Committee Members
By Josh Resnek
A rejuvenated City Council, powered by new members and a changed attitude, made two decisions last week.
First, the city council voted against allowing newly elected School Committee members Jeannie Cristiano and Mike Mangan to collect two salaries.
Cristiano and Mangan are city employees.
The city charter does not allow for city employees to collect two paychecks from the city.
The duo, both elected for the first time last November, will be serving but will not be paid.
How did this come about?
That’s part of the second decision made by the city council to allow all the members of the School Committee to be considered as “special employees.”
The city council approved this last week.
By doing so, the city council carried out the city charter’s imperative.
It allows for city employees to serve on the city council or the school committee with the proviso they cannot be paid for serving.Continue reading “Council Stops Double Dipping by Denying Cristiano and Mangan Second Salaries”