The city’s chief operating officer Eric Demas is apparently the architect of the mayor’s $40,000 a year longevity payment.
Two weeks ago, the Leader Herald revealed the mayor is receiving a $40,000 yearly longevity payment when in fact the payment should be at a maximum, $10,000, according to Everett City Hall sources who wished to remain unnamed.
Candidate for mayor Fred Capone will be requesting the repeal of the longevity pay ordinance for the mayor.
“There is no justification for an additional bonus at the expense of our residents with the annual salary of the mayor more than $200,000,” Capone said.
In 2014, the city council approved a measure (Ordinance – C0032-14) allowing for all permanent full-time non-union and administrative officers to receive $1,300 for 15 years of service and $1,700 for 20 years of service.
Adrien, Capone call it greedy, shocking, say $140k more like it
By JOSH RESNEK
Revelations the mayor is making more than $232,000 a year working part-time hours sent shock waves throughout the politically connected in this city where politics is a blood sport.
If the city provided for health insurance is included, the mayor’s salary is in the $250,000 a year range, substantially higher than big-city mayors across the nation, according to a Leader Herald story published last week.
The mayor remained silent about protests concerning his bloated compensation and assertions by Adrien that he works part-time hours.
Adrien said last week the mayor’s salary should be in the $140,000 territory, irrespective of what others make working their jobs in city government.
Adrien’s mayoral campaign Facebook site attracted hundreds of visitors to the story, many of whom (well over 100) left comments deriding the salary as “too much”, and as “a waste,” with many visitors expressing outrage and shock that the mayor is being paid so high a salary.