Seattle City Councilwoman to write city a check
Seattle City Councilwoman Jean Godden says she’s writing a check to the city for the equivalent of 10 days’ pay.
She said in a statement that she appreciates the willingness of city unions to take 10 days of unpaid leave next week to help balance the city’s budget.
“By their willingness to accept furloughs, union members and non-represented city employees have displayed a commendable loyalty to their fellow workers, to the city and to the citizens of Seattle. They are public servants in the best sense of the phrase,” she said.
“I have decided that I want to participate fully with other city employees and have agreed to take an equivalent reduction in pay. Since, by law, I cannot have my salary reduced or increased while serving an elected term, I will write a check for $5,034.39, representing 10 days of wages, plus the city’s share of Social Security, Medicare and Retirement back to the City,” she said.