Mayor Again Asks Opelousas Board To Cut Salaries
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The Opelousas Board of Aldermen has voted to again have its Budget Committee take up a proposal by Mayor Donald Cravins Sr. to reduce the salaries of the aldermen and mayor.
But this time Cravins put numbers to the proposal: cutting the mayor's salary by $11,022 a year and the aldermen's salary and vehicle stipend by $2,869 a year.
Cravins stressed during the past several months that in his opinion both the mayor and aldermen earn too much for a city the size of Opelousas.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1qvwmzW ) the salary reduction issue has been placed on the meeting agenda every month since October. But the aldermen have either refused to discuss the issue at a regular meeting or sent it back to the Budget Committee for consideration.