$350 an Hour?
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday defended paying $350 an hour to recently retired Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to advise city leaders on policing issues, even though the East Coast city had a higher homicide rate than Chicago last year.
Emanuel said Ramsey, Washington, D.C.'s former top cop and a Chicago Police Department deputy superintendent from Englewood, will not be considered for the vacant superintendent post here.
"Ramsey's been clear that after D.C. and Philly, not only he doesn't want the job, and you don't ask someone who doesn't want the job, this is too big and important a job," Emanuel said. "And so, he's clear, and we have a committee searching for the right person."
Rahm is responding to rumors and speculation on the blog now. But he still hasn't contacted us for the vacant Superintendent spot. We won't cost $350 per hour, and we've offered to save the city at least $18 million. Maybe more.
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