Salary commission could vote on Whatcom County raises Thursday

The commission that sets the salaries of elected officials in Whatcom County could vote to give some offices one-time raises during its meeting Thursday, April 16.

In 2016, the sheriff would get a 2.28 percent raise and Whatcom County Council members would get a 21.4 percent raise under a proposal put together by the Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials.

Under the plan, no offices would get cost-of-living raises in 2016, and there would be 2.2 percent cost-of-living raises in 2017.

An outline of the raises can be viewed online at whatcomcounty.us/576/Salary-Commission.

People can go to the meeting to comment on the proposal at 4 p.m. Thursday, at the Whatcom Transportation Authority offices, 4111 Bakerview Spur in Bellingham.

Those who can’t go can send their comments to WTA executive assistant Vicki Esser at VickiE@ridewta.com by 2 p.m. the day of the meeting.