My heart bleeds for the poor city attorney. The discussion used in the Sept. 21 article about an attorney replacement is one used by salary consultants that are hired by many corporations and banks.
If a top official is to be hired, the consultants look at the average salary in that field and inform the directors. They look at the amount and too often say that they do not want to be average, so a higher salary is offered. This leads to higher and higher amounts that have resulted in obscene compensation for too many officials in U.S. corporations and government.
The $173,463, along with pension and other perks, is more than enough for that attorneys position. A person with a full household can live very comfortably on this salary. I doubt that there will be a shortage of applicants if this is offered.