I am not sure if anyone on the Hartford City Council understands the City is broke, and the only reason we are not drowning is and just barely keeping our heads above water is because the State of Connecticut bailed us out. Now Councilman Deutsch has introduced a resolution to potentially give Council Aides ( translated as Patronage appointed secretaries) as much as a $20,000 raise.
This is ridiculous, especially when they tried to cut benefits to the real workers in the City, Police Fire and DPW. The Fire Department even went so far to give back pay raises as part of the "shared sacrifice " to get Hartford back on a stable Financial footing.; Shouldn't the politically appointed "council aides" share the sacrifice also, especially since none of those positions have any educational requirements or even requisite office skills and virtually no supervision for hours worked or even attendance.
This is wrong and folly should be abandoned immediately
The City Council and Mayor's Office need to start leading by example and truly make Hartford's finances a "shared sacrifice"
We will see as the Council moves on this
Deutsch Resolution by on Scribd