Rochester, New York - At tonight’s meeting of the County Legislature, the Republican Majority Leader introduced a last minute proposal to give the County Sheriff a pay raise.
“This is a back door maneuver to give the Sheriff a hefty pay raise. This body rightfully defeated a $37,000 pay increase in 2011,” stated Minority Leader Carrie Andrews. “It is especially galling considering that just moments before, the County Executive gave a budget presentation stating that due to state mandates we only control 15% of the county budget. This pay raise is an egregious way to spend what little we control locally when so many families continue to struggle to make ends meet.”
After heated debate, the proposal passed on a party line vote, 17 – 11.