The City of Caldwell has quietly passed along tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to city employees at a time when unemployment is at historic high levels and property values are declining.
Caldwell GUARDIAN editor Paul Alldredge caught the item on the “consent agenda” of the city council and obtained the resolution. Otherwise it would have flown under the radar since there was no public discussion. Both the Caldwell and Boise GUARDIAN news blogs worked on this story which merits some “legacy media” attention.
Tuesday the City passed a RESOLUTION that gives 58 hours of paid leave to all the workers in the city from the top down to even part timers. It is simply a gift.
UPDATE7/8/11–IDAHO PRESS-TRIBUNE adds some insight and increased zaniness. City fought raises to firefighters union due to lack of revenue..soooo they gave vacation time to ALL the already “overworked” staff, thus creating more burden on those who are working!
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