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The Artesia City Council hasn’t accepted a raise in pay since 2005, and the city’s governing body has chosen to again wait a little longer before raising its collective salary.

In a measure proposed by Councilor Jose Aguilar, council members’ salaries would have increased from their current $7,200 per year to $9,600, and the mayor’s salary would have increased from $9,600 per year to $24,000 per year. The measure would have subsidized the cost of maintaining or seeking office, according to Aguilar. The raises would have gone into effect after the upcoming elections. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.


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