County Employees Could Face Additional Pay Cuts


POSTED: Friday, March 5, 2010 - 5:18pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 1:56pm

County employees have already been forced to take unpaid holidays, now they may be forced to take a pay cut on top of that.
NewsChannel 9 has learned that county commissioners are considering an across-the-board 5% pay cut that would apply to all county employees.
County employees are already taking four furlough days and may have to take three more.
But at least one county commissioner, Dan Haggerty, thinks it's only fair if elected officials face pay cuts as well.
Elected officials aren't subject to mandatory pay cuts and furloughs.
On Monday, commissioners will consider authorizing a measure that would allow elected officials to take voluntary pay cuts and voluntarily give up paid holidays.
So far a vote hasn't been set on the mandatory pay cuts. The county is facing an 11 million dollar budget shortfall.

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Why is there a shortfall? As a homeowner we are being taxed so much that our taxes are more than our mortgages. Maybe people are getting fed up of the city and the county taxing us to death so people are leaving or foreclosing. Instead of taxing homeowners how about you make people pay for the museums that you have built in recent years. El Pasoans want to have nice things but no one wants to pay for them. More industry and businesses have to be brought into the city. Salaries have to be raised.

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