Atlantic City Council approves raise for mayor

    The Atlantic City Council has adopted an ordinance that would give Mayor Lorenzo Langford a more than $15,000 raise.

    The measure would set the mayor’s salary at 1 percent more than the highest paid civilian employee. Municipal Judge Bruce Ward earns $117,697 so the mayor’s salary would get a 15 percent boost to $118,874 in January.
    The Press of Atlantic City reports Langford said he would take the financial condition of the city into consideration when deciding whether to take the extra money.

    Republicans are trying to put the policy up for a citywide vote in November.

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