Yesterday, the Frederick County Council voted in favor of raising their own salary, along with the County Executive’s salary to the tune of 40%+.
There are a few different ways to look at this:
The timing could not be worse. No matter what way you look at it, raising the salary of both the council and executive puts a heavier burden upon the shoulders of taxpayers. Not to mention, the county budget will have to rise even more in 2023 to prop up this pay raise.