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Harford council proposes raises of more than $6,000 for itself

Harford council proposes raises of more than $6,000 for itself

The Harford County Council introduced a bill Tuesday that would give the next council president a $6,398 annual pay increase, while council members would get $6,484 more each year.

The bill proposes raising the council president's salary to $47,000 and the council members' salaries to $43,500 each, starting July 1, 2019.

The council president's current salary is $40,310 and the council members are paid $36,750 each, Harford County spokesman Ben Lloyd said earlier. All the members also received a salary increase of 0.73 percent on July 1, as the county code states the council can get pay increases based on the Consumer Price Index.

The bill also clarifies that, starting...

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