Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 12:41 p.m. ET Dec. 9, 2019 | Updated 12:44 p.m. ET Dec. 9, 2019
WHITE PLAINS – Westchester County lawmakers voted to give themselves 52% raises today, one of their last acts of a two-year legislative session.
The proposed raises didn’t surface until shortly after local elections last month, when all 17 seats on the county Board of Legislators were up for grabs. That was a point of contention for some members of the community as well as lawmakers who voted against the plan. The increases will take base pay for the county Board of Legislators from $49,200 to $75,000 a year, and will also boost stipends for leadership positions. The raises will take effect Jan. 1. The vote was 10-6.....By giving themselves raises, the board bypassed a Compensation Advisory Board that is supposed to convene on even numbered years — before lawmakers are up for election.
Changes in pay...Base salary: $49,200 to $75,000....READ THE WHOLE STORY HERE.