Vote on raises for county lawmakers put on hold

Westchester County legislators postponed a vote that would give them a 14.3 percent pay raise.

The decision came after a public hearing Tuesday. This was the second time the public was invited to speak on the pay raises that would increase legislators base salary from $43,000 to $49,000. Legislators initially proposed a 32 percent increase, but residents also largely opposed that.

Other issues being voted on include salary hikes for county executive, county clerk, and all the county commissioners. The vote needs to take place this week in order for the raises to go into effect for 2006.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."