To the Editor:
Re: Higher Raises?: No, let them go!
I am responding to the July 16 article about the Killeen officials’ proposed higher raises for police and fire personnel.
In my opinion, we need to make room for people who need jobs. If trained people want to move for a raise, let them go. Killeen citizens live modest lives with modest incomes.
Things that make you go “hmmm” are the past relationships of city managers in Killeen and all this talk about raises all of a sudden; especially considering the recall, scandals and misuse of city taxes for hush money for certain friends.
The raises proposed by our current city manager are excessive for our community.
We need to use vacated jobs for the unemployed.
Yes, we have a very good training program.
Let’s continue to train people and give new employees a chance.
We need to be more frugal with citizen tax dollars in Killeen.
Claudia L. Brown, Ph.D.
Former council member