Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I am officially speechless. They Mayor and the council raised our city manager's salary to $230,000 a year. Here, in Laredo. One of the poorest and ill-educated and backward city in the country. I have nothing to say.
From The Laredo Morning Times
Laredo City Manager Carlos Villarreal received an almost $40,000 pay raise late Monday, increasing his salary to $230,000 a year.
City Council said it gave the raise partially because his salary was not at parity with city managers who helm municipalities less than half Laredo’s size.
Mayor Raul Salinas noted the city manager of the City of Bryan, which has a population of 76,000, receives a salary of $230,000.
“You deserve the appropriate compensation,” Salinas told Villarreal.