THUMBS UP HART’S SMARTS

Thumbs up to Dallas City Manager JAN HART for a revolutionary decision. When the city council’s ex-ecutive committee offered Hart a 4. 7 percent increase for next year, which would have boosted her salary past $139, 000, Hart said she wanted the same 3. 3 percent hike given the average city employee. The monetary difference is small, but in a time of grave fiscal austerity for the city, this is a welcome symbolic gesture.

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