A Little Bit Of Common Sense In Yakima County
January 2, 2010 Leave a comment
The Yakima Herald is reporting that Democrat County Auditor Corky Mattingly is joining with Republican County Commissioner Kevin Bouchey in donating her 2010 pay raise to charity.
Kudos to both of them! Yakima County is laying off employees due to budget woes this year. The auditor’s office is cutting one position, and cutting hours for others to avoid more layoffs.
The pay raises that certain Yakima County officials are receiving this year was approved in 2006. The increases keep coming, without the need for the County Commissioners to vote on them.
In these tough economic times, this does not seem like good policy. Kevin Bouchey and Corky Mattingly deserve a pat on the back for taking a symbolic stand against these automatic raises.
It is encouraging to see a little bit of common sense in Yakima County.
Yakima Herald: Mattingly joins Bouchey in donating the county pay raise