Upper Arlington City Council voted on Dec.14 to increase the salary of City Manager Ted Staton to $195,000 and to pay him something called a "retention bonus" of $19,000 ...

To the Editor:

Upper Arlington City Council voted on Dec.14 to increase the salary of City Manager Ted Staton to $195,000 and to pay him something called a "retention bonus" of $19,000, bringing his total compensation to some $214,000. Upper Arlington has a population of some 34,000.

The state of Ohio pays Gov. John Kasich $149,000 and has a population of some 11.6 million.

Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture?

Terry McKee

Upper Arlington