"Kennedy said that if the raise is not challenged, the city's credibility with voters and staff members will be called into question and a precedent will be set for department heads to award themselves raises that are buried in their department budgets or have them approved clandestinely."
Does the Councilman not think that dirty deals like Dillon Stadium and the Yard Goats Stadium have not eroded trust and confidence in Hartford City Hall. The Dillon Stadium deal has actually led to an investigation by a Federal Grand Jury and may actually ensnare more in Hartford City Government and damage "credibility with voters". And not just voters, all Hartford residents as well as our suburban neighbors as well .
And as I recall, weren't the Yard Goats approved "clandestinely".
Just a thought,