At least until the public found out.
While Caldwell said he didn't think it should happen, the city council seems to have other ideas.
They're having a meeting on Thursday the 16th to "Discuss" the idea. Sounds like an end around to me.
If you think the Mayor, Chief Ballast and all the other department heads deserve a raise for their stellar performance in upholding our constitutionally protected rights, you needn't do a thing.
If, however, you wish to express your disgust and displeasure at this acrimonious display of self congratulatory largess at our expense, you can submit written testimony to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Natalie Iwasa for the heads up.