2 Republicans File Grievances Because Tom Green County Doesn’t Pay Them Enough

2 Republicans File Grievances Because Tom Green County Doesn't Pay Them Enough

By Yantis Green

SAN ANGELO, TX — Tom Green County Commissioner Bill Ford and County Clerk Liz McGill, both Republicans, have filed salary grievances over salaries proposed in the FY 2019 budget.  The commissioners court acknowledged the receipt of their grievance letters during their regular meeting Tuesday.

Back in July, Commissioner Ford argued for a ten percent raise for commissioners saying they are paid $10,000 to $15,000 less annually than their counterparts is similar sized counties with similar sized budgets.  The court voted 4 to one for a three percent raise for all elected officials.

According to the Texas Association of Counties, Tom Green County Commissioners are paid $49,476 with a car allowance of $11,259 for total compensation of $60,735.  The Tom Green County Clerk’s salary is $72,420 with a $1,485 car allowance for total annual compensation of $73,905.

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