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So, if I understand this correctly, our city manager will be receiving a car allowance of $500 per month and our mayor receives $100.

Moose Jaw mayor Fraser Tolmie attempted to change that in council chambers this week, looking for a five-fold increase so his car allowance would be in-line with the city manager's.  

It doesn't make sense to me that the city manager, whose salary is more than double the mayor's, has a car allowance five times the mayor's.

Let me tell you, I've seen the proof.  Our mayor does his best to be a mover and a shaker.  He's not the guy who sits at his desk, fooling around on his computer all day.  He's out and about.  He rarely turns down an invitation.  He knows public appearances are a big part of the job.

In my opinion, the mayor's car allowance should be increased.

The motion was defeated.  "Surprisingly Unexpected"?  Nope.

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