Cutting benefits to cut costs?
City Councilman Mark McGrath, R-District 2, asked members of the council’s Democratic majority Wednesday to support the idea of eliminating health care benefits for council members to save taxpayers money.
According to McGrath, council members are currently in the open enrollment process for health care, which he believed should not be offered to part-time employees in the first place.
Council President Clement Campana, D-At Large, said the council certainly could discuss the option but couldn't speak for those who do receive health care benefits from the city because he personally did not.
There are currently a total four council members using the city-providing health insurance program, according to the city's Personnel Department, but their names could not be revealed because of HIPAA regulations.
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