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Does the city administration deserve bonus pay?

Some members of the City Council are questioning a bonus pay program that dolled out over $25,000 to the city’s top managers in 2008, a year of sharply declining revenues and substantial budget cuts.

“When you consider the economic distress in the city, and how it’s affecting the levels of service to the community, I’m disappointed that this bonus is being given,” said council chair Bill Knobloch on Tuesday.

The bonus pay program was established nine years ago to reward the performances of the city’s seven department heads. They can earn a bonus of up to 5 percent of their salary based on a year-end performance evaluation.
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