Couch change

And a lot of change it is, too: Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch is getting a raise to $192,500 a year — which, for a person overseeing an annual budget upwards of $750 million, doesn’t strike me as an enormous sum of money.

(In case you were wondering: each member of City Council gets $12,000 a year; the Mayor is paid $24,000.)


  1. Ron »

    8 November 2006 · 1:09 pm

    I don’t begrudge the man a raise but 10% is a HUGE raise for a civil servant … he’s done a good job but 10%? The city workers who toil for very limited wages (compared to other cities with budgets our size) could use 10% but I bet THAT won’t happen. The city should take care of the little people first … the big shots always get theirs.

  2. CGHill »

    11 November 2006 · 10:43 am

    Well, it’s a bigger raise than I got, anyway. Then again, I don’t work for the city, and they’re probably glad I don’t.

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