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Deputy Mayor Asks to Reconsider Raises for City Commission

Voted Against Raises Proposed in July


Last updated 9/23/2020 at 12:59pm

LaVaughn Williamson

Lake Wales City Commission

Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson in July voted against raises for himself and his fellow commissioners, but he's apparently had a change of heart.

At the commission's Sept. 16 workshop Gibson asked for the issue to be reconsidered. Interim City Manager James Slaton quickly placed the item on the Sept. 23 agenda to meet a fast approaching deadline.

Commissioners have the power to raise their salaries, but any action must be at least six months prior to the city election. The window for the coming year closes this October, and any raises would take effect in May after the April 2021 election.


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Reader Comments(1)

gator63 writes:

They knew what the job paid when they ran for office.


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