Jan 30, 2015
By Jane Brown
Brampton’s new mayor is on a quest to reduce salaries of city staff after former Ontario auditor general Jim McCarter released a scathing report on Brampton’s financial state.
At a special council meeting last night , Linda Jeffrey said “it would appear to the public that we have a very large staff, a very well-paid staff. But we’re not giving the level of customer service that the public expects.
Earlier in the day, Mayor Jeffrey told the New AM 740’s Goldhawk Fights Back, the number of Brampton city employees making in excess of $100,000 a year is far too high.
“We have over 300 people on the sunshine list,” Jeffrey explained to Dale Goldhawk, “I think that certainly, salaries are going to be something that gets discussed in budget by all of council, and it’s something that Mr. McCarter raises as saying that it’s on an upward tangent right now, but we just can’t sustain this level of investment in our staff.”
Immediately after winning the October election, Mayor Jeffrey cut her own salary by about $50,000.