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Sandy mayor won’t take $15K raise, acknowledging mistake

February 16, 2018

SANDY, Utah (AP) — The mayor of a Salt Lake City suburb who recently approved a $15,000 raise for himself just weeks after taking office is reversing course and says he will instead take a pay cut of more than $20,000.

Sandy Mayor Kurt Bradburn’s reversal comes after KUTV-TV reported Thursday about his 10 percent pay raise that would have taken him to $162,000 a year. That would have been more than mayors in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo make.

Bradburn told KUTV on Thursday that he had earned his salary since he does more work than his predecessor.

But on Friday, Bradburn said he had changed his mind and would instead lower his salary to $120,000 a year. That’s less than the mayors of Utah’s four largest cities.

He posted an apology on his social media accounts.

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Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/

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