Oklahoma County officials vote themselves pay raise

Sunday, January 9th 2005, 3:58 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma County's elected officials vote themselves a four-thousand-dollar a year raise, the first for county officers since 2001.

The Oklahoman reported today that the budget board voted last month to approve the raise under an agenda item about ``compensation valuation adjustment.''

County Clerk Carolynn Caudill says the pay increase will cost the county at least 75-thousand dollars a year.

The raise also will affect county employees whose salaries are tied to the pay of elected officials. Each official is allowed one deputy to be paid at 90 percent of the elected official's salary and an unlimited number of deputies to be paid at 80 percent of the official's salary.

The salary for the county's eight elected officials will go from 85-thousand-12 dollars a year to more than 89-thousand dollars a year.