It's a good idea and worth asking voters


February 21, 2024

Assembly members, the mayor and borough staff are right: It’s time to pay elected officials a reasonable amount for all the hours they put into the job.

Yes, it’s a public service, but it’s still a job.

The assembly meetings, the homework, reading reports and financials and meeting with borough staff, state officials and the public — all of which are necessary for making well-informed decisions — take a lot of time. Public service is a good thing, but taking time off from work, paying for child care, missing out on time with family is a lot to ask of people serving for free.

Several assembly m...

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