DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted themselves a significant pay raise on Tuesday that will nearly double their salaries.
The tally came on a purely procedural vote on an agenda item. This indicates that discussion of the measure came at a prior meeting.
The vote passed by a 6-1 margin, with the sole dissenting vote coming from Commissioner Nancy Jester.
With the approval, each of the commissioners will receive an increase in pay from their present rate of $40,530 to more than $64,500 annually. The newly adopted salary for the county's Chief Executive Officer rises to more than $166,000 per year. (an earlier version of this story miscalculated the final salaries for the county commissioners and omitted the CEO's salaries)
The board has posted legal notices since early February, as required by law, to notify DeKalb County residents of the procedural vote and its overall annual fiscal impact.