Legislature to vote on pay raises today

County executive, comptroller, sheriff, to all receive pay raises if passed

Mike Baggerman
February 21, 2019 - 6:26 am

Downtown Buffalo. October 9, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Thursday's meeting of the Erie County Legislature is expected to feature a vote on pay raises for top county officials.

The nine-member Citizens Salary Review Commission of Erie County concluded the county executive, comptroller, and sheriff should all receive pay raises. If approved, the next term of the county executive would go from an annual salary of $103,428 to $118,376. The comptroller's salary would go from $80,613 to $94,037 while the sheriff would increase from $79,092 to $89,343. 

Among those opposed to the pay raise is Erie County Minority Leader Joe Lorigo, who said he will vote against it.

Chairman Peter Savage was not available for comment on this story but previously said he believes a raise is appropriate. 


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