Northeast Ohio suburbs are being plagued by financial hardships, but apparently not in South Euclid where money grows on trees. Other suburbs are faced with eliminating positions and curtailing city services.
In South Euclid however, the atmosphere is an economic bonanza. In 2007 the Mayor was unanimously granted a 16% raise by the 7 members of City Council who also voted themselves a pay increase.
Simultaneously, nearly all of the Administration received a salary hike. $1.8 million and counting vanished instantly upon the harebrained scheme to purchase the 9 Greenvale Drive properties.
$18 million was spent on the Cedar Center debacle, plus the untold story of the actual amount yet to be tallied.
Most recently a new position was created for a "Housing Manager" at a starting annual salary of $63,000.
Is South Euclid the only suburb not enduring the economic strain of the times? Perhaps when the entire tale is finally revealed it will be too late. The community needs to ask the questions and demand the answers!
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