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Councils to consider override of pay raise veto

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2022-09-30 19:10:58-04

The City and Parish councils will reconsider an item vetoed by Mayor President Josh Guillory at a joint meeting on October 6.

The councils voted to remove "all proposed salary increases for Directors and Council employees from the respective funds and preserve salary increases that were approved by the Civil Service Director, to be approved by the Civil Service Board."

Some of the raises Guillory had proposed for his directors exceeded $30,000.

Guillory vetoed the removal last week, stating that the increases weren't "raises" but were due to the restructuring of his office and assignment of additional duties.

The councils now will consider an override.

The city council vote was unanimous, and the parish council vote was unanimous as well, although councilman John Guilbeau was absent from the meeting.

In order to override Guillory's veto, four council members on each council would have to vote in favor of the override.