So Calgary Mayor Dave Bronconnier wants to keep his 5.5% salary raise...fine, just say so. But please don't try to come off as an average Calgarian by claiming you need it for family expenses. While I respect everyone who works hard and secures a better financial future for their family, I have no sympathy for Mr.Bronconnier's plight.
Our Millionaire mayor has significant real estate holdings in the Beltline and on 17th Ave SW, which appear to be worth Millions of Dollars! Hardly the portfolio of the average Calgarian. If the Mayor's salary is causing such a financial hardship on his family, I am sure that Calgarians will be glad to help. Hopefully, we will send him back to the private sector following the 2010 election.
Sorry Bronco...I'm not buying it.