City pay

Dear Editor:Councilman Mario Guerra is correct when he says that City Council members should determine where the funding is coming from before they sign-off on a new contract. ("Union, City Agree on Contract," 4/28/11) At what point will the total budget have to be used to pay opulent wages and retirement? While these city employees, the majority of whom don't live in Downey, enjoy their opulent wages and retirement, the city will be cutting services in order to pay them. Thanks to Councilman Guerra for being the only council person to vote against this contract. I think it's time to consider outsourcing. -- Russell Rankin, Downey

********** Published: May 5, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 3