The Bradenton Herald recently wrote an article about county employees leaving over low pay. This county needs to wake up and look at the whole situation and understand why employees are leaving for better-paying jobs.
Not only do county public workers have high turnover in employment, but health care services are having the same problem. We have more people moving into the county and record-setting tourism. More money is coming in, but where has the money gone?
Now residential trash rates might go up 72 cents a month. There is no need for this since gas prices have been falling, meaning less spending fueling trucks. The 72 cents should be given to the county employees. The county employees could make $10.50/hour instead of $9.85. It is important to treat these employees better as they provide an important service to the community -- the community where we live and visit.
You want tourists to go back and tell others how it is a great place to visit and live? Better-paying jobs would also lower the crime rate throughout the county.