DETROIT (WWJ) – The question of whether Detroit’s City Council, Mayor, and Clerk get a pay raise could be a day closer to being answered.

But if the decision were up to several Detroit residents WWJ’s Ron Dewey spoke with — ‘no, no, and not so fast’ would be the answer.

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Resident Ashlee Johnson says elected officials should not be given a pay increase in light of  the city’s current situation.

“We are still struggling out here, you know, that’s greed,” says Johnson. “If you are supposed to be representing us – if you are representing us and want the best for us – that’s taking away from us on a daily basis, you know?”

Alvin Williams has little sympathy for the council members.

“No, we can’t afford pay-raises,” said Williams, “in my opinion, they should be satisfied with what they get. The city can do better.”

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Lawerence Harris smiled when asked if a pay increase for city council members was in order.

“I mean, we are just coming out of bankruptcy,” he said. “They knew what the job paid when they took it … they should not get a raise. Not yet, probably couple years down the road – maybe so – but right now, definitely not.”

The Detroit Compensation Commission could make that vote Monday.

Detroit’s regular council members earn just under $77,000 dollars per year, which is about 21 percent less pay than similar cities according to the City of Detroit’s Human Resources officials which reported the figure.

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If approved, the request would still need the approval of the Financial Review Board, they hold the purse strings post – bankruptcy in Detroit.