Mayoral Candidate Calls for Suspension of Salary Increase During Pandemic

Says the city council should lead by example

CRANSTON, R.I (WLNE) – City Councilman and mayoral candidate, Ken Hopkins is hoping council members support Mayor Fung’s 20-21 budget proposal to suspend salary increases for the incoming mayor and city council members.

Councilman Hopkins stated, “The next mayor and city council should lead by example especially in these difficult times. The people of Cranston are hurting and struggling to pay their bills due to the economic effects of COVID-19.”

“We must put our taxpayers first and do our part to help ease the tax burden on the people of this city any way we can. In doing the right thing, I ask my fellow council members to support the suspension of salary increases for the next mayor and incoming city council”, he said.

The mayor’s annual salary was set to increase from $80,765 to $105,000.

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