New Berlin lowers mayor’s salary

Imagine that. It would never happen in Brookfield.

I’ve thought for years that all of the suburbs with full-time mayors needed full-time professional administrators and part-time mayors that make about three times an alderman’s pay. We’d get better government that way. (I proposed the idea to Brookfield back when we were replacing the Director of All Things position again. Didn’t happen.)

Right now we get over-paid mayors doing little to supervise the pipe dreams of well-paid staff as they build little kingdoms within respective city halls.

(I’ll link to the paper’s story if they ever post it! It’s nowhere to be found right now.)

Update – Here’s the story link.