DeKalb delegation could roll back commissioners’ 60 percent pay hike

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If approved, those raises will go into effect in January of 2019.

Unhappy with DeKalb County commissioners giving themselves a 60 percent pay raise, members of the General Assembly may introduce bills that could delay or reduce the increase.

Sen. Fran Millar, R-Atlanta, whose district includes part of DeKalb, has criticized not just the size of the raises but how it was done. The pay increase was not on the agenda when it was brought up at the Feb. 27 board meeting, and there was no explanation or debate before the vote.

No bills have been introduced yet, but Millar said he would be interested in supporting legislation that delays any pay increase to 2021 after the current terms for all seven commissioners and CEO Mike Thurmond have expired. has more on this story. Click here for details about what members of the DeKalb delegation are discussing and how it could impact the pay raises approved by the Board of Commissioners.


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