The bonus was hypothesizedv by Mayor Michael Hancock, who in August announced that every Denver worker must be fully vaccinated by September 30; most complied. And this week, a council committee approved sending the bonus proposal on to the complete council for a vote.
But readers aren’t waiting to register their own thoughts on the Westword Facebook post about the bonus proposal, and most are voting no. Says Steven:
I’m vaccinated and live in Denver. Where is my $400 bonus? This is so unfair. Why do they deserve a bonus for doing their civic duty?
So we are spending $5 million in taxes to send money to people for making medical decisions (or for getting exemptions from them)? I thought they were public servants already. So what’s the money for??? I vote NO.
I’m nevertheless kicking myself in the ass for not holding out for a reward.
Why is Denver City Council using our tax dollars for this?? Just fire those who don’t listen. They are public servants, and our tax dollars shouldn’t pay for them to do what is required of them. Maybe it’s time to find new city council members, since the current ones are a joke.
I’d sustain Westword financially if I were allowed to comment on stories: e.g., $400 to Denver employees for getting a COVID shot. Yeah, just like the rest of us who work for a living.
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