The Anne Arundel County Council voted 5-2 earlier this week to raise the incoming county executive’s salary $3,000 per year over the next four years, bringing the salary from $130,000 to $142,000.
The initial proposal offered raising the county executive’s salary to $165,000 over the next four years but the council members agreed to a different proposal to cap the salary at $142,000 instead.
The Baltimore Sun article noted
Two weeks ago, the councilmen voted against giving themselves a raise. That proposal…would have bumped a council member’s salary from $36,000 to $40,518. The council’s chairman and vice chairman, who make slightly more, also would have gotten raises. The bill failed on a 2-5 vote.