Friday 22 July 2011 5.58pm
The councillors are dealing with people like Rob Deck from LendLease. I'll bet you he's on a significant multiple of that.
They are also working with council officials that earn far more.
I want good people - no - amazing people running this Borough. It needs them. Amazing people are going other jobs where they can earn good money, if you want them you have to compete.
60k is for the council leader (I think) and not a mad salary; it's what a senior Teacher is earning in London, it's what a lot of council officers will be earning, it's low for a doctor, low for other jobs with similar skills (solicitor, surveyor etc).
You also have no job security, constant hassel and people like us harassing you in the street. You work unsociable hours, have meetings most evenings and campaign most weekends for your next election (or for someone elses).
I don't think anyone becomes a councillor for the money, if they do they are being stupid - and, if we're electing mad ones frankly that's our lookout - democracy eh?
Don't vote for anyone you don't think is worth it, would be my tip.
If you want to be upset about salaries at SC - I'd suggest this document