Councilor Bob Gilday summed up his thoughts much more simply.
“It’s changed my Friday evening’s plans,” he said.
For her part, McClure said she wasn’t trying to be difficult, and that her only goal was to do everything in her power to do right by the people of Amesbury.
“I’m not trying to make everyone’s life hard, I’m trying to do the right thing in the position that I have,” McClure said. “And for me, the right thing is not passing raises at this time.”