Looks like DeKalb is on track to eliminating the life and health insurance benefits for City Council members.
This is an important move, and not just for the savings. When Council prepares to vote on health insurance plans and premiums for management employees and union workers, its own participation creates conflicts of interest. We’ve also systematically been prevented from knowing which Council members have signed up for the benefits.
If Council is concerned that compensation is too low to draw good candidates, then raise the pay.