Ok, please provide a source where I can read this.APD is our biggest gang in Abq. I don't think any of them should have a take home car. Go to any store, gym, etc and you'll see them doing they're personal business. As for Berry giving himself a raise. You're right he can't, but he sure can push for one. Did he get it? Yup sure did. Is that a lie corndogz? Why wasn't that all over the news? Hmmm I wonder. Wake up!!
There is some manner of commission looking at that as well as Councilors salaries, however they are not making any recommendations until the end of January. According to the city website, the Mayor currently makes $109,400(doing the math).
- What is the salary of each City Councilor?
According to the City Charter, City Councilors receive annual salaries equal to one-tenth of the annual salary received by the Mayor. The Council President shall receive double the annual salary received by other Councilors. Currently, this amount is about $10,940.00 for City Councilors and $21,881.00 for the Council President.
On top of that, when the Mayor implemented the pay decrease for all city employees, he also cut his and the councils salaries by 5%. HOWEVER, not much in the world of politics surprises me any more so... I've sent him an email asking, lets see if he responds or not.
Now, back ON topic, one of the reasons for allowing TH units within Abq is the visual presence as a deterrent to crime. Such visibility includes their use to make runs to like HD, Lowes, groceries etc etc etc. I don't know that there are any stats to proves one way or the other, however I doubt many criminals would burglarize a business if there were an APD unit parked nearby.