As reported by the Baltimore Sun, Harford County Executive David Craig vetoed legislation this week that would have increased the county executive’s base salary for the upcoming four-year term from $90,000 to $130,000.
In his veto message, Craig called the proposal to raise the executive’s base salary from $90,000 to $130,000 “a significant pay raise” that would cost taxpayers a minimum of $100,000.
The county council plans to meet this week to address the veto.
The council had been scheduled to meet next on Oct. 7. [Council President Billy] Boniface announced Tuesday, however, that “in anticipation of the county executive’s veto of Bill 14-27,” the council will hold a special session at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 25, “to address the override of the veto.”