Beaconsfield resident Derrick Pounds said if the last four years are any indication, Mayor Georges Bourelle should “give $50,000 back” in salary and not get a raise.
The city council will vote next month on a pay bump for elected officials.
Bourelle and council are proposing substantial salary increases. In his case, his mayoral salary is set to jump from $47,780 to $69,296 per year.
Bourelle told Global News that his proposed raise is actually at the low end of compensation for a role like his.
He said he works more than 40 hours a week.
“It’s a full-time job,” he said.
The issues Pounds is angered about — a lack of city action on traffic and noise — are being worked on, according to Bourelle.
Pounds, for his part, doesn’t believe in giving Beaconsfield officials a raise.
“I don’t think they’ve earned it,” Pounds said.
Council is set to vote on the hikes Oct. 22.