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Waveland mayor should cancel raise, not postpone

January 11th, 2011

The Waveland Board of Aldermen has postponed raises for themselves and the city’s newly-elected mayor. Did you get that?

They have postponed their raises, when they should have been canceled.

The Sun Herald reports the four-member board voted unanimously in a special-called meeting yesterday to defer their raises until they can be discussed more fully during budget negotiations, which Mayor David Garcia said would start as soon as March.

These people just don’t get it.

According to the report from The Sun Herald, Garcia said he only recently learned the raises could be deferred. Garcia acknowledged that he and the board have been ridiculed by some residents over the raises, but said that did not play a part in the board’s decision.

Not only is Garcia a terrible mayor, he is a liar too.

Last month, the aldermen voted to give themselves and Garcia pay raises. Then earlier this month, the city fired 11 workers and cut the hours of four others in a cost-cutting move.

Is there any doubt Garcia will be a one-and-done mayor?

Not here.

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