The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6:30pm. The agenda is here.
This week: Such a tiny agenda.
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- Automatic Council Pay Raises: Currently, the Council gets automatic pay raises based on increases in the cost of living. Councilor Lukes would like the Council to have to debate and vote on each pay raise. Note that this is like .004% of the city’s budget. (Though most of the budget is not discretionary, so this is a larger chunk framed that way.) If you assume being a Councilor is a full-time job and discussion on such matters should be proportional to budgetary impact, each Councilor should spend 4.8 minutes a year on this issue.
- Flavored Tobacco Crackdown: Councilor Toomey would like a report from the city’s lawyers on what the Council can do to ban flavored tobacco.