City department heads penned a letter Monday saying they are concerned the council just doesn’t get it.
“We understand and know, all too well, how difficult it is to balance a budget of this size and complexity, as we are tasked and entrusted with not only the DRAFT creation, but the implementation,” the letter said. “However, recent budget policy discussions reflect that there may be a serious lack of understanding regarding the complexity of our work and perhaps, a diminished level of respect for the work we do.”
Ott has also gone on record that employees feel under attack:
Just how much do Austin employees make? Nearly 900, but that was expected to increase to 1162 soon:
For those wondering, in October last year, Marc Ott was given a pay increase, bringing his salary to $279,198:
The highest paid employee s Larry Weis, who works for Austin Energy, and gets $315,328:
Buried in all these numbers are other figures, like the Metz Pool repair that was ignored for 6 months, and caused the pool to close for the summer, cost $10,232.60: