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City Council To Hold Public Hearing On Salary Increase

HARTFORD — Citycouncil members will hold a public hearing tonight on whether to repeal an increase to their annual salary.

The hearing will be at 7 p.m. at City Hall on the second floor council chambers.

This move comes weeks after Councilmember Corey Brinson(R-Hartford) announced early this year on Facebook that he would not accept the $15,000 pay. Brinson, 31,  is a criminal attorney who runs his own law firm.

In  2008 voters approved an $11,650 salary increase, up from $15,000 a year to $26,650. The increase is scheduled to take effect January 2012.

The council had voted in favor of the referendum that let voters decide if they should get a pay increase. The referendum passed, 11,563 to 10,897.

After Brinson’s announcement, Councilman Jim Boucher reportedly sent an e-mail to other council members about possible repeal. Boucher is a director at a youth employment program at the  nonprofit agency, Capital Workforce Partners.

The referendum would take place in November 2011.

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