To the victor usually go the spoils. But in Watertown, might the victor face some spoilsports?
At tomorrow night’s meeting, the Watertown City Council will consider Resolution 17-21 (agenda item #14), which would set the mayor’s salary at $69,360. That’s a reduction of 14% from the $80,437.20 that the council set just six months ago. Resolution 17-21 does not change any other city salaries, so it does not appear to be part of any broad cost-cutting measure. Resolution 17-21 does not indicate that the city is experiencing any major negative fiscal change necessitating this reduction.
The only major change in Watertown city government over the past month has been the swearing-in of new mayor Sarah Caron, who defeated Republican-PAC-favored incumbent Steve Thorson last month.
We’ll see which city councillors support this pay cut at the top and why tomorrow night.