Friday, December 5, 2008

City Council President Favors Pay Raise

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.

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