ted Johnson, Budget, Jul 22, 1995
CARMEL Mayor cuts $10,000 from Mayor Ted Johnson has slashed $120,000 from his office's budget for 1996, including nearly $10,000 from the mayor's salary. The cuts won't take effect until after Johnson leaves office. The budget for the mayor's office, office, and all other 1996 city department department budgets, were up for review review Thursday night by Carmel City Council. Johnson, who leaves office in December, reduced or deleted nearly every line item In the mayor's mayor's budget. He cut the full-time full-time full-time salaries line item by about FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS his successor's salary $72,000, including a $10,000 reduction reduction in the mayor's salary. Johnson now earns $58,000. ' While campaigning before the May Republican primary, Johnson's Johnson's successful opponent, Jim Brainard, said he would not accept a pay raise. Johnson said Brainard Brainard had promised to roll back the mayor's salary to its 1992 level, $48,000. Brainard said little after the meeting. "I'm sure the mayor will do the right thing," he said. The council will vote on the final budget in August.