Raises for Management?

The General Fund may look OK at the moment, but there are deficits in other funds, some of them deep (Workers Comp). We also have at least three other lawsuits going (airport, airport, monster truck) and a state that is late and that may still prove even more unreliable. Utility tax revenues continue their decline, suggesting DeKalb may still be losing population; EAV has dropped and is dropping, and we are trying to afford a police station and build some reserves.

In the midst of this reality, should we really approve a cost-of-living adjustment for management employees?