To the editor:
I read with interest that negotiations with the city manager select is ongoing. I feel that his tenure at Troy, Michigan should not take precedence over Cape Coral. Two weeks notice should be sufficient for him to leave Troy. We have a budget here that needs to be worked on by the city manager.
Negotiations should be done expeditiously. I don't believe he should be given a stipend for a car every month. Give him a vehicle from our fleet. He should be required to contribute to his health insurance and pension the same as all other employees in the Cape.
His salary should not be on the high end just because he was a city manager elsewhere. He should be paid in the middle of the pay scale until we see how he performs. Also, his raises should be based the same as all other city employees. Not like last time, based on performance.