This city council is a great disappointment. In 2005, Kerry Miller got 2 raises. Firefighters got a nice raise and the Sheriff's Deputies got an 8% raise. In March, city employees got a staggering 35% raise in the form of a lifetime boost in their retirement income as well as a 3.2% raise in salary for the next 3 years. What did we get. They increased our water rates, increased the appeal fee from $100 to $250, our sewer rates have gone up, they want us to pay for the clean water program and they are telegraphing even more taxes and fewer services in the days ahead.
What's wrong with this picture? from the Encinitas Taxpayers Association.