Nine of the 19 members of Jacksonville City Council have rejected pay raises for a second year in a row.
The amount of money for the pay raises is a drop in the bucket of the city’s $1.55 billion budget, but City Council pay raises have been fodder for political attack ads in past campaigns. All of the council members who refused raises for themselves will be on the March ballot seeking election to various offices.
This year, adjustments in the state-based formula that affects salaries for local officials across Florida also resulted in bigger paychecks for Mayor Lenny Curry, the sheriff and a quartet of other constitutional officers: tax collector, supervisor of elections, property appraiser and clerk of the court.
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