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Pay cuts considered for Opelousas mayor, aldermen


OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The Opelousas Board of Aldermen has introduced an ordinance to amend, and possibly lower, the salaries of the aldermen and mayor.

The proposed ordinance, which alderman voted 4-2 Tuesday to introduce, goes to a Finance Committee, which will have a month to discuss the compensation of board members and the mayor.

The committee is to come back with suggestions before a board vote in November.

Mayor Donald Cravins, Sr. said he and the aldermen have been asked lately by residents and city workers to re-examine their monthly salaries in light of cuts that have been made to the operating budgets of many city departments.

Cravins told the council he is suggesting the mayor's salary which he collects, should be reduced from $72,000 to $52,000.

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