New letter circulating on changing commission pay

Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham speaks during the Wednesday morning meeting of the Hamilton County Commission.
photo Commissioner Greg Beck

A new letter aimed at allowing Hamilton County commissioners to set their own pay - the second this year - is lying on a table in the commission offices awaiting signatures.

How many signatures it might gather, after a strong hint from the county's legislative delegation that commissioners should have that discussion in public rather than by letter in a back room, remains to be seen.

The letter's existence got out Wednesday when Commissioner Joe Graham waved a copy from the dais, and commissioners renewed a debate over pay that began in February.

That's when the first letter was laid out for commissioners to sign if they favored rewriting salary rules for their posts.