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.