Contrary to popular belief, Lou Magazzu’s freeholders are NOT on holiday break. This is bad news for Cumberland County residents.
A little birdie told me this today. The Freeholders plan to vote to revoke the resolution passed in the previous meeting giving a salary increase to Doug Rainear. Now we don;t have time or space to go into the delicacies of this proposal – it has been hashed and rehashed on this forum, just read back a few pages and you will find all you need to know.
The issue with this new resolution is that it includes the County Clerk in the resolution. The problem with the initial resolution is that it did NOT include the sheriff. All of these resolutions have been faulty from the ground up.
Fact, the constitutional officers’ salaries are set by state mandate. Period. The reason for the state mandate was to keep politics out of the equation. If you don’t like the salary range, the only proper and LEGAL recourse is to change the law. You don’t just blatantly violate the law because you personally happen to disagree with it.
That said, what is more disturbing is the news that the Freeholders are planning to release yet ANOTHER pocket resolution this Thursday. Huh? How can it be a pocket resolution when we have heard on Tuesday they are doing it? There is certainly MORE than enough time to make changes to the agenda and include the resolution on it.
We will be sitting back and watching what comes next.