When Royal Doyle was being paid a mere $12,000/year to be the ceremonial Mayor and wanted more, he took action. Royal demanded that Council give him a 50% pay raise, whether it was legal or not. Did you get a 50% raise?
The Ohio Ethics Commission has said it's illegal for elected officials to vote themselves an in-term pay increase. It could cloud decisions about whether the raise would be in a city's best interest, the commission has said. It also denies voters the chance when they go to the polls to know what their representatives will earn.
Royal Doyle wanted his money, he wanted it NOW, and he didn't want no stinkin' voters having their say.
As for allowing residents to vote on the issue, Mr. Webster said he's against it.
Not only does Doyle look out for himself at City Hall, he looks after his immediately family too. In 2009 he tried to install his daughter, the legendary Campaign Expert PhD Julie Matheny, on Springdale Council. Sadly she lost in a landslide, making her roughly the only Republican in Hamilton County unable to get elected on the back of an established family name.
But at least Royal Doyle got his pay raise! We applaud Doyle for his dedication - to himself, to his family, and to raising taxes. We encourage everyone visiting Springdale to avoid the most dangerous places there - and the most unsafe place by far is between Royal Doyle Webster to his next big pay increase.