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    Posted: Jan 07 2016 at 3:46pm
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One doesn't even have to live in Monroe.
So what does it even matter?

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Correct me if I am wrong, but it sure seems that the bureaucracy at the city building is growing faster than the population. For example: why do we need an assistant city manager and an assistant to the city manager? Since we promoted our finance director then the city needs a new finance director on staff.

This will be an area we all should pay attention to if we want to keep our taxes from growing.
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Originally posted by John Beagle John Beagle wrote:

 why do we need an assistant city manager and an assistant to the city manager? 

Dwight Schrute!!  

(these exact semantics were a running gag on The Office, for those who never watched it) 
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Oh no Mr. Beagle,
The population grew at much more rapid pace than the bureaucracy did. Our Mayor is a Villager, as well as more than a few of those holding a Council seat.
Although I do find it odd that someone questioned a person who had lived here 24 years as to whether or not they were 'old Monroe', AKA a 'villager'? Anyone who is pre-1995 is a 'villager' in my book.
Look at it this way, our post office was built when the village had 1,500 people.
Now we have ~13,000.

But none-the-less, do the members of our various bureaucracy's even live in Monroe? 
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Originally posted by vegasmayor vegasmayor wrote:

Originally posted by John Beagle John Beagle wrote:

 why do we need an assistant city manager and an assistant to the city manager? 

Dwight Schrute!!  

(these exact semantics were a running gag on The Office, for those who never watched it) 


Classic.

Who is who, exactly?

And do we have to pay both of them?


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We have added and have plans to add more staff this year. We added the Assistant City Manager, two more police officers with more in a few months. Fire Administrative Captain and three new positions of Fire Lieutenant. Code Enforcement officer, Finance Director, City Engineer and Operator/Laborer will be added. This is what the plans are for this year. Next year in 2017 there will be more. Close to a Million dollars worth of Salaries for the next two years will be added. Of course when you add a million in salaries those salaries continue to go up each year with raises and benefits.
As far as the Assistant City Manager and the two Assitant to the City Manager positions I can not tell you why the City Manager needs so much help. I will say once the Assistant City Manager starts every department will report to her except for the two Assistant to the City Managers.
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Thanks Todd for your answer. Clearly the city is adding staff. 

I trust council has taken responsibility for all the additions to staff. 

Clearly with the growth of Monroe in both residential and business the city needs additional staff. The responsibility now is in the hands of our elected officials. 

I'm concerned, I don't recall any published public discussion on the topic of cost vs benefit analysis of all these new positions. Yes they were agenda items and there was a brief discussion before the vote. But is that it?

If the city manager feels he needs additional help, he sells the idea to council. Now the question is... does council do its due diligence or are we expanding too quickly? 

We certainly don't want to be in fiscal emergency due to a lack of oversight by council as we were prior to 2003.  

From and article dated Aug 12,2004:
Once Council recognized the depth of the financial problems, City staff developed a plan to cut spending and balance the budget in 2003. Balancing the 2003 budget was accomplished by eliminating capital improvement projects, laying off staff, leaving important vacant positions unfilled, refinancing debt and cutting spending in all areas.  

Q: Why didn't council recognize the out of balance issues before hand? 
A: Obviously council was negligent in its duty to the tax payers of Monroe.

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