Atlantic City won't consider 20 percent pay cut proposal

Atlantic City won't consider a 20 percent pay cut proposal for elected officials.

Atlantic City won't consider a 20 percent pay cut proposal for elected officials. (4/26/16)

ATLANTIC CITY - A proposal by an Atlantic City councilman for a 20 percent pay cut on elected and appointed officials lasted only a few hours before it was shot down.

Councilman Kaleem Shabazz said Tuesday he will introduce a resolution next week asking Mayor Don Guardian to roll back his $103,000 annual salary, and imposing cuts to the $28,000 each of the nine council members are paid.

But hours later, Council President Marty Small said he will not post the proposal for a vote, saying it has no support.

Shabazz's proposal would have cut the salaries of the city clerk and the council's attorney, and asked several mayoral appointees to take the same pay cut.

The measures are largely symbolic in a city with a budget deficit of up to $100 million.

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