Mayor Butts continues the double talk about the city’s true financial state, and just as he continues to misleading both the employees unions AND public on the TRUE balance of the city’s reserves, he is floating a new Sr. Assistant to the mayor position with the flimsiest requirements we’ve ever seen.
It is our belief that the positions are already designated to certain female employees, one of which is currently in a grant funded position that must be coming to an end. We saw the mayor justify Melanie McDade’s exorbitant salary saying she was functioning as a pseudo “assistant city manager” to the tune of nearly $11,000 per month. Her position allegedly required a bachelor’s degree.
The new senior position serves at the “pleasure” of the mayor and only requires four years of assisting elected officials, NO degree, with a salary range of $6,354-$9,002 per month. The position also allows for him to change qualifications and duties as he see fits. Duties are researching issues, scheduling his events, and other “special assignments” that could include after hours “work”.
How tone deaf is this mayor to continue to flaunt high paying positions in our faces, for his alleged paramours, while denying the rest of us raises? Have you heard anything on McDade’s pending lawsuit? I’m sure it will bankrupt the city and put us right back where we were when Butts was elected in 2011.
Voters need to ask how has he made this city better and not just for homeowners. As you pointed out, Inglewood voters will be asked to re-elect him next year, which they shouldn’t, due to mismanagement of city funds.
Long-time city employee