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Mayor/Council Raise Will Attract Quality Candidates

September 11th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

A raise for the Cumberland Mayor and City Council was the subject of a public hearing recently, but only one citizen spoke on the proposed charter amendment.  The current salaries of the mayor and council members have not been revised in over 40 years and recent salary and wage reviews by city staff resulted in the recommendation to revise the salaries.  Former City Councilman Joe George was the only person that spoke during the public hearing and he is in agreement that a raise is needed if the City wants to attract quality candidates to public office…