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. Â 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. Â 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. Â The Tom Green County Clerkâ€™s salary is $72,420 with a $1,485 car allowance for total annual compensation of $73,905.