SAN JOSE (KCBS) — San Jose City Council’s Salary Setting Commission votes Wednesday night to possibly grant Mayor Chuck Reed and the City Council itself pay raises.
The commission is expected to recommend a five-percent pay increase in a politically-charged issue that not all city residents are keen on.
In fact, more than 60 percent of San Jose residents who responded to an online city survey said the San Jose City Council and Mayor Chuck Reed do not deserve a raise.
Joshua Brigman, who lives downtown, said that money would be better spent elsewhere.
“We’ve got a lot of people needing jobs and a lot of homeless people and stuff,” Brigman said.