The Mayor of the City of Lincoln has purposed a 3% increase in several staff members.
For example, no one on the City Council knew Hoppe got an 8 percent raise last year, she said. “We never voted on that increase,” because the exact number was not listed in the previous two-year budget.
As portions of the article say, it is just a proposal & that there was a raise or two not approved by the City Council.
Last time I check, there is a system of checks and balances in the Mayoral – City Council structure.