Augusta commissioners will not receive pay raise; it could be discussed later

Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 12:27 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Members of the Augusta Commission won’t be getting a raise, after all — at least not right now.

District 1 Commissioner Bill Fennoy requested their annual salary be $40,000. Many of his colleagues did not agree, saying it was “inappropriate” to vote on their own pay bump.

Salaries for Augusta commissioners vary, with most making around $17,000.

In comparison, News 12 found Savannah council members make about $25,000. Over in Columbus, most commissioners take home around $15,000 annually.

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