Compensation Board recommends 3% increase for Linn County elected officials

Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 8:06 PM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Linn County Compensation Board, who recommends salary amounts for Linn County Officials, unanimously approved a 3% raise across the board.

The raise would apply to all three county supervisors as well as the county auditor, sheriff, recorder, treasurer, and county attorney. The compensation boards recommendation still needs to be approved by the board of supervisors.

Louie Zumbach, who was just elected as a supervisor did not give any recommendation to the board for a raise or a pay cut. As a state representative, he introduced legislation that would limit salaries of the county supervisors to the median income.

That would be significantly less than the about $115,000 supervisors currently make for serving the county.

Ben Rogers was the only elected official who did not ask for a raise because of the economic hardships other people are going through during 2020.

The board declined his request because they said it appreciated his commitment to the community during the year.

The other salaries of elected officials can be found here.

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