Mayor John Howard and city council member Tamara Green Garris tangled this week over the city staff’s recommendation that certain information technology employees receive pay raises.
Howard called Garris’ questions about the raises “petty jealousy surrounding a mid-year budget review,” saying “it’s damn ridiculous. Pardon my language.”
Garris shot back: “Excuse me, do not curse at me. I didn’t make that motion,” to which Howard replied, “I did not curse at you.”