Excerpt: We were disappointed a few years ago when the Sandusky city commission declined to place a charter amendment on the ballot recommended by the city’s Charter Review committee to increase the pay rate for city commissioners. They earn about $100 a week now, and that pay level is simply not realistic to the job duties of a city commissioner.
In Huron, city council members Brad Hartung, Trey Hardy and Thomas Solet have proposed raising the salaries for council members, for much the same reasons, and for one very important one: Better pay will lead to a better field of candidates.
We hope Huron residents will look closely at the proposal and consider the value in it. While some will decry pay raises for council members, we think it’s important to remember the old adage “you get what you pay for.”
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