County elected to get no pay adjustment

By George Garza


Despite their apparent general agreement that the Orange County Elected Official Pay Matrix needs some type of adjustment or elimination, the Orange County Commissioners’ Court could not come to a majority agreement on how to change it, this week. After two motions to set new salaries for elected officials failed, the issue was dropped with no action taken meaning that, barring any new motion to adjust salaries in the next week, the Orange County elected officials will have their salaries frozen for a tenth year.


Some readers might remember that, by law, elected county officials must have their proposed yearly salaries for the coming fiscal year published in the county’s newspaper of record for 10 days before a public hearing can be held concerning those salaries. Only then can a Commissioners’ Court vote to adopt an elected official salary rate either as published or at a lower rate than published to be included in the county’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.


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