Dump Salary Commission and give voters control

Watch the Akaku replays of the Salary Commission meetings and, after you have calmed down, after you have witnessed the fact that the Salary Commission is rigged, know that if the people can get one hero on the County Council and if the people testify by the hundreds, we can get a charter amendment on the ballot for next year’s election to rid ourselves of the Salary Commission and replace its function by giving the voters of this county control of salaries of elected officials and their appointees.

Want to raise the mayor’s or council’s or directors’ salary? Say how much and put it to a vote of the people. If the majority says yes, maybe the voters feel they are doing a good job. And if we say no, well, the people have spoken.

Walle Landenberger