Mayor Jill Guernsey is pleading for a new city position: economic development manager/deputy city administrator. But the budgeted amount for this position is $15,000 per month.
Gig Harbor is a town of 7,126 population. The City of Lakewood is also looking to fill a similar assistant position. It is offering between $4,300 and $5,500 per month – for a city with a population of 58,800.
There are people in Gig Harbor already doing these jobs. Who is Guernsey going to fire?
Other questions: Just how many more areas are there in Gig Harbor for major development? Did anyone in the City of Gig Harbor ask for this assistant, other than Guernsey? How many cities in the state of Washington with a population of 7,126 are paying $15,000 per month for this type of assistant?
Citizens for the Preservation of Gig Harbor would like an answer to these questions.