And now we’re gonna take more.
This time it’s the infamous Fairfax County, VA, Board of Supervisors.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with consideration of a proposal to give themselves salary increases of up to 45%, even as the county, located just outside of Washington, DC, faces a shortage of police in the midst of a crime surge.
It was an 8-2 vote.
Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity was one of the 2, and he had some thoughts on the matter.
It is unbelievable that this Board would propose a 37 to 45 percent raise for themselves when our residents are struggling with high inflation, a 50 percent increase in homeowner taxes over the last decade, and in a budget that does not address the staffing crisis in public safety and other critical county positions.
Nevertheless, the fat cats got theirs, and it’s not enough.