Clarification of Salary Increase Comparative
To the Editor:
In the December 22, 2011 Democrat newspaper, there was an article regarding the County Compensation Board meeting. I was asked by my representative to obtain comparative figures of salary increases given over the past five years by the County and the City. The intent of that public information comparison was for the Compensation Board to help evaluate and determine a fair proposal for the County elected officials salaries for the upcoming budget year of 2012-2013. It appears that the 2010-2011 salary increase for the City was mis-stated. The (accompanying) chart gives the actual/correct percentage of increases.
It was unfortunate that the 2010-2011 percentage of increase for the city was mis-stated. I felt it was important to set the record straight so there would be no question that the City and the County will continue to work jointly on matters that benefit the people we serve.
(signed)?Mary Hilfiker, Palo Alto County Treasure[TABULATED_DATA]