Parish Councilman Kevin Naquin, the council’s finance chair, proposed the raise and others to make some top government jobs more attractive. Naquin ruled out run for M-P himself. If approved, the mayor-president’s salary would increase by $48,000.
Lafayette Parish Council Finance Committee Chairman Kevin Naquin wants to remove from the proposed 2022-23 budget large pay raises for directors and other non civil service employees of Lafayette Consolidated Government.
Mayor-President Josh Guillory proposed pay raises in excess of $30,000 for some administrators who serve at his pleasure. Also in the proposed budget are raises between $8,000 and $20,000 for council administrative staff.
Source: The Advocate
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