Updated: I forgot a sentence (green highlight)
From The Recorder (here):
Board member James Walrath said the 4.13 percent Perillo would receive in the budget is in line with other contractual raises.
“Given the percentage that these raises constitute of the budget, I think we’re wasting our time talking about it,” he said.
When the budget takes effect, Perillo will have been in his position for a year, and Walrath said the raise is not only fair but well-deserved.
“I think he’s done a phenomenal job over the past eight months,” said Walrath.
I think this statement grossly misreads the economic and political tea leaves and for good measure, shows sheer contempt to the interests of the public in the budget debate. I think I need to rename my blog for the next few months while this budget evolves but I cannot think of a non-expletive laced title. But then, I don’t want to waste your time talking about it.