Friday, December 5, 2008
City Council President Doug Shields does not agree with Councilman Ricky Burgess's idea to rescind Council's scheduled pay raise. Shields says the Council members not only deserve a raise, but are in need of one. Shields said that two members of Council qualify for assistance from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP is a federally-funded, state-administered program that helps families pay energy costs. Shields says he does not doubt the sincerity of Rev. Burgess, but feels he is wrong on this issue.