Letters to the Editor

They knew what they would be paid when they ran for office

After years of living in Modesto and almost 20 years working in City Hall, I feel the mayor and council members should not be given a pay raise. We have had some good ones and some poor ones, and very few of them would be capable of running a business this large on their own.

They were all aware of what the pay was when they ran for office (a part-time position), and yet most of them started wanting increased salary the moment they were in. If they actually think they deserve larger salaries, let them put that one item to a vote rather than coming in the back door as they did with this latest vote.