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City can't afford 8 percent raise


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 22, 2014

~~<p>Members of the Honolulu City Council are expressing a fair degree of sticker shock over proposed city leadership pay raises, and with good reason. An 8 percent boost in pay goes above the level most people expect in a routine wage increase.</p>
<p>And yet that is the proposal submitted to the Council by the city Salary Commission, a plan that will undergo some vetting from the public at a hearing set for 1:30 p.m. April 29 in the Council committee room. It would be striking if the plan does not elicit a strong protest.</p>
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Members of the Honolulu City Council are expressing a fair degree of sticker shock over proposed city leadership pay raises, and with good reason. An 8 percent boost in pay goes above the level most people expect in a routine wage increase.

And yet that is the proposal submitted to the Council by the city Salary Commission, a plan that will undergo some vetting from the public at a hearing set for 1:30 p.m. April 29 in the Council committee room. It would be striking if the plan does not elicit a strong protest. Login for more...



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