Letter: Big salary for Bragdon
In all of the articles about Sen. Peter Bragdon and his new job as head of the Local Government Center, I have not seen any discussion about the $180,000 salary and whether that is appropriate. It seems to be treated as a given.
It is an important issue because any increase in the expenses of the LGC increases costs for the member towns and thus increases property taxes for residents in those towns.
What if the position paid $100,000 per year? Could a competent person be found who would work for that amount?
I would bet that anyone earning fast-food wages and struggling to pay property taxes would say that $100,000 should be counted as a very handsome salary.
Let’s encourage some discussion!
ROBERT B. WILLIAMS Jr.