It’s one of the hottest issues in the last week. It’s being proposed by a Houston City Council member but that elected official won’t talk publicly about it.
That official is Anne Clutterbuck who hasn’t shied away from any issue in the past. However, after putting the proposal on the table she made it clear to local news media she wasn’t addressing the issue publicly.
That proposal would cut special pay for city of Houston employees who get extra pay for speaking more than one language. By dumping the incentive the city of Houston would save over a $1 million annually.
Houston City Council member Jolanda Jones says she can’t support the measure. She says, “we have people who call our city and need our services…we translate…and it’s a vital service.” Former Houston City Councilman and conservative talk show host Michael Berry disagrees. He says, “we need to serve the people of Houston, Texas first…before we start serving non taxpayers.”
Just why Clutterbuck has not joined in on the debate she created is not clear. Do you think she should talk publicly about the issue as it moves to the full council for a vote? The Insite would like to hear your opinion!