Brown Comes Through
by Geoff Kelly - posted 11:26 am, April 17, 2009
As noted in today’s News, Mayor Byron Brown has come through on one of the promises he made in his last State of the City address. He’s posted the salaries of all city employees—except those who work for BURA, BERC, BMHA, and the Buffalo Public Schools.
Here’s the list of names, titles, and salaries the mayor posted.
Wish us good luck getting similar information out of BMHA and Buffalo Public Schools.
Now let’s look forward to that poverty plan Brown promised in the same speech.
And for the record, I will repeat my positions: I think most of the city’s municipal workers are compensated fairly or underpaid. I certainly don’t think teachers make enough. I think the BPD got a raw deal from the Masiello administration and the control board, and the Brown administration continues to stick it to them. I think overtime for firefighters is not excessive, given understaffing of that department. I’m generally pro-union. I’m emphatically pro-government.
But public records are public records, and I believe in transparency of government above all.