Mayor vetoes retirement pay hike for elected officials

Exercising a rarely used power provided in the Statesboro City Charter, Mayor Jan Moore issued a veto Friday of an ordinance change increasing retirement pay for the mayor and City Council members.

The approval of this increase in retirement pay for elected officials is demonstrative of elected officials placing their personal financial interests above the public interest and the interests of the employees of the City of Statesboro,” Moore gave as the last of three reasons in her written explanation.

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