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Mayoral Candidate Boigon Opposes 6.6 Percent Raise

DENVER (AP) – One of the people hoping to become Denver’s next mayor is campaigning against pay raises for the office and other elected officials.

Councilwoman Carol Boigon launched a petition drive against the raises on Tuesday. Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher is also backing the effort.

The city council approved 6.6 percent raises earlier this month. The Denver Post says they’ll be delayed for two years and then phased in starting with a 3.3 percent raise in July 2013.

The raises will go to the mayor, the auditor, the clerk and recorder as well as city council members.

Boigon and four other city council members opposed them. She says it’s the not the right time for raises because the city is facing a $100 million budget deficit and people are struggling.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • simuchogusto

    She’s right to oppose the raises, but then she launches an ad that seems to indicate that Romer and Mejia were in favor of the raises. Really sleazy and detracts from the anti-raise message. Is that ad an example of the kind of mayor she’d be?

  • denvervet

    Liar, liar pants on fire……….this woman was found out on News4 tongiht by a newscaster who proved she was a liar. Thanks newscaster (sorry don’t know your name) Thank you for some nitty gritty reporting…….dig deeper, I am sure there is more about this woman, God FORBED she becomes Mayor.

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