This time he's asking for money to give CMPD officers a pay raise. Cedar Posts is all in favor of giving CMPD's thin blue line a pay raise. But honestly do you really think the extra money end up in any officer's pocket?
According to WFAE's Lisa Miller:
"Charlotte City Manager Curt Walton...... proposed setting aside $6 million to boost salaries across city departments. Most of that money would go toward a 4.5 percent raise for police officers and firefighters.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe says the raises would be well-deserved."
"Not letting them go a second year without a raise would be the best way to let them know that we do truly appreciate their work and that their work truly matters even in tough economic times," said Monroe.
In realted news Macon Georgia Police Chief Mike Burns announced on Wednesday that the Macon PD is once again accreded by the National Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. It has taken the Macon Police Department five years to re-gain the accreditation that the department lost under Rodney Monroe due to budget and staffing problems.
Cedar's Takeaway: It took Macon 5 years to recover from hiring Rodney Monroe, how long do you think it will take Charlotte? Or maybe the better question is how much?