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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Commissioners in Split Vote Reject Raises for Themselves


Last updated 7/30/2020 at 7:13am

Although it would only cost about an extra $8,300 for the year, the Lake Wales City Commission in a split vote decided not to approve a potential 30 percent salary hike for themselves that would have taken effect next May.

Mayor Eugene Fultz and Commissioner Al Goldstein advocated for the raises, citing the increased number of meetings and out-of-pocket expenses, but Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson and Commissioners Terrye Howell and Curtis Gibson voted against the raises, citing bad timing with the anticipated budget cuts which could mean lost positions and no raises for employees.

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Reader Comments(1)

gator63 writes:

Thank you Commisssioners. If only we could get this kind of fiscal responsibility in Congress.


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