This is an idea whose time has come, don’t you think so?
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is suggesting reforms are necessary for Mayor Peter Kelly and council’s remuneration system.
CTF-Atlantic director Kevin Lacey said his group is suggesting a cross-section of municipal ratepayers should be convened to determine how much the mayor and councillors take home.
“(Take) a random sample, kind of like you would for jury duty, whereby you call citizens in, you’d have them sit on the committee, and then they would use their own common sense over what councillors and mayors should be paid,” he said.
But not just for HRM. Why not every municipality? It is our money after all. And if they are doing a good job, being frugal and sensible they get rewarded. If not ….
Consequences. They work.