DASTRA FOR MAYOR?
Is Tony Dastra running for mayor? He commented at last night’s city council committee meeting that he is the only “announced candidate” other than Mayor Sorace.
Mayor Sorace makes $88,883 a year. She gets benefits and also a pension after ten years (I assume her years as a city council member contribute to the number of years she has served).
Tony Dastra called in a comment and said:
“The mayor doesn’t need a raise. She needs a pay cut.”
He stated her income should be closer to the medium Lancaster City income which is far below what she makes.
— The pay increase for the city council members was tabled “indefinitely.”
— The pay increase for the mayor was tabled until the next committee meeting when Business Administrator Patrick Hopkins will be available to discuss it.
— OMG! And these council members can get medical and dental coverage through the city. Mayor Sorace said five-part time, elected positions are getting their medical through the city.
Sorace said there are 10 elected city positions. Herself as Mayor (full-time) and all the rest are part-time – controller, treasurer and the seven council members.
LET’S BE LIKE YORK!
Ismail Smith-Wade-El was 36 minutes late to last night’s city council committee meeting. He offered no explanation for being late.
And guess what? Smith-Wade-El wants to follow York. He wants to raise city council member’s pay from $8,000 a year to $10,000 a year like York. And here we’ve all been told repeatedly that Lancaster is so much better than York, Harrisburg or Reading. Oh, and there’s more!
** The below is from the agenda for last night’s city council committee meeting (click here for the full agenda). You have to be kidding me!
* This email just in (thank you!):
If you didn’t watch last night, you’re gonna wanna.
(Click here for the video of last night’s city council committee meeting).
I’m just working through myself. One hour mark for some juice – but there is an interesting comment from Mayor to Izzy not long before.
I did not watch but will try to catch up later today.
WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
As this site went on holiday break, an alligator was spotted in the Susquehanna River! The media went wild. LNP thought the gator’s name, Oscar, was worthy of being in a headline. But Fox43 lost it. As someone posted on their Facebook page, why don’t they tell us what to do if we see a tiger or a rhino!
And a LNP headline writer got carried away again about sex at a liquor store! According to the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department, the three people involved denied having “public sex” (click here).
That is the fun news. Serious news is coming later today.