The Augusta Commission has approved raises for the sheriff, court clerk and other posts specified in state law. The change requires local legislators to pass a law covering only that county to do it.
The General Assembly has little more than a dozen days left in this year’s session, but local bills can be passed in just a few days. Howard said there is plenty of time to act next week.
He said he sought information from the Georgia Municipal Association about salaries paid to similar officials in other large counties.