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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Apology

Please note that this was emailed to all members of the Board of Alderman on Tuesday June 23rd. At their request, I am posting it here, as well...

It is with deep regret and humiliation that I admit that my comment about a $24,000 pay raise for one person was a severe miscalculation on my part. In reviewing the FY2010 in comparison to the FY2011 budgets, I did notice significant pay raises that totaled over $24,000 in various departments. Pay raises that I felt were not necessary given the economic climate.

This mistake is completely my fault and I am deeply regretful for it and apologize for any confusion or anger it may have caused. The budget sessions bring out a lot of emotion in people, however (clearly), I need to do a better job keeping mine in check.

Regards,
Courtney O'Keefe

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