Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Councilors' Need For Raise Might Be Studied.

Byline: Miguel Navrot Journal Staff Writer

Santa Fe city councilors, already among the best paid municipal lawmakers in New Mexico, could be getting more money.

In addition, another proposal has been introduced to increase Municipal Judge Frances Gallegos' salary, currently at $49,400.

Both possibilities come a year after the City Council overwhelming voted down a proposal to increase its salaries currently $15,012. At the same February 2000 meeting, the council also elected to keep Gallegos' salary the same.

According to city records, Councilor Frank Montano recently requested a citizen task force be set up to determine whether lawmakers should be given a raise. …

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