One of our city representatives has now decided to bring the city manager’s pay raise back to the council agenda.
I don’t see how this can help anything. In fact this city manager and any future city managers will now know they might have to deal with the kind of political posturing we will see if council is willing to consider the agenda item.
Whether he deserves the pay raise or not, the manner in which it was foisted on some members of council was disgraceful. It was handled high-handedly by some members of city council. It seems that whenever they bring up something that must be decided immediately they are up to no good.
The fact that she voted on the raise when she had not considered the issue fully is bad too.
Now to bring the issue back by herself is even worse. They should not be discussing his performance in public. They need to be careful.
Word on the street is that the city manager’s family wants to get out of El Paso. I have not heard if Van Horn would be acceptable.
Without regard to what he thinks, it seems reasonable that he will hear “I told you so” at home.
We deserve better