Orland Park approves 375% increase in mayoral salary
Nearly 100 residents crowded the Orland Park village hall to complain that the pay hike should be presented to the voters for approval and not the board members, who voted unanimously to hike the salary following two hours of public discussion and debate.
By Ray Hanania
(NOTE: The total salary of $150,000 is 375 percent, but the actual increase of $110,000 is "only" 275 percent)
The ordinance explains that the recommendation to hire two additional administrators was the result of a professional staffing study. The consultants suggested the village hire "a second Assistant Village Manager," and an "Economic Development Coordinator."
The ordinance did not include everything, though, and many resident said they were surprised by the plan. La Margo noted that the ordinance was posted four days ago for the public to view. But when you visit the village website, at www.orland-park.il.us, there is no mention of the proposed pay increase on the front page of the website and visitors have to search through the online resource.
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(How I did the math on the salary hike. x = (150,000/40,000) x 100)