That's ugly. Our salaries are public record, of course, but not thrown out for the public to see.Gedunker said:ZG our salaries were published on the web a few years ago. I had people coming into the office arguing that they paid my exact salary and they deserved the land use variance I was insisting they needed. It didn't help to argue that I was paying my salary too. (Everybody knows that city workers don't have to pay property taxes, right |-) ?)
GeogPlanner said:sounds like a cruel game show...show a commitment to the public and on your measly salary, you *may* win a new house (or rather a chance to buy one).
the north omaha star said:There was an article In The Baltimore Sun recently about public sector employees such as police and firemen not being able to afford to buy homes in the same jurisdiction as their jobsite.
Elisabeth said:This is a big problem in and around New York City too. As of now, sanitation workers are only allowed to live one county away from where they work.
GeogPlanner said:FDNY and NYPD has the same problem. I know someone who lives in Albany and commutes. I guess that they are cracking down on this in these departments b/c you have to live in the city or neighboring counties.
Mud Princess said:Gedunker, I think those FDNY and NYPD guys (and gals) must be living in Pennsylvania now. A good friend of mine lives in Somerset County, NJ, and the cost of housing there has gone WAY up.
You don't know how happy that makes me feel.Zoning Goddess said:I know FL is the subject of many going to Hell threads, but it is, for the most part, still very affordable on a planner's salary.