City managers to get 4.5% raise

Some city managers will be getting a 4.5% raise in the new year.

An item I flagged but didn’t post earlier is that the city is dishing out lawyers’ fees to pursue a case against an engineering firm – condemned by the Charbonneau Commission report – to the Supreme Court. On the one hand, that’s a fair bit of money, and there must be some temptation to let it go, but on the other, letting crooked engineering firms get away with fleecing the public purse is not a good policy.