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Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013 5:32 pm

There always could be an argument made for salary increases for elected city officials, but this is the wrong time to consider them. At a recent city council meeting, it was decided to see how Washington compares in pay to other cities for those offices, with the possibilities of raises as a result.

The response we’ve heard from citizens is all negative. The raises would send the wrong message to citizens, especially those hit hard by the lingering recession.

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