Some unsolicited advice for those Tampa City Council members who recently voted for that 23 per cent pay hike that ultimately failed, 4-2. It was a valid question, and there were legitimate arguments to be made.
But first things first: Earn it.
Not to be unkind, but isn’t it ironic that the twosome that voted for the increase, Mary Alvarez and Gwen Miller, have done the least to merit it. They are the council’s least accomplished members. Moreover, the catalyst and foremost proponent for the proposed pay hike, Kevin White (who missed the final vote), is a rookie with no track record for meriting anything yet.