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Posted: Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 11:35 AM HST

Big Island officials may get raises, mayor demurs

By Associated Press

HILO, Hawaii (AP) The mayor and city council members on Hawaii's Big Island may be getting raises, despite the mayor saying he does not want one.

Mayor Billy Kenoi told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald that he will not take a dollar of the proposed raise. Instead, he will make sure it's donated to charity.

Salary commissioners are proposing a 21 percent raise to bring the mayor's annual salary to $132,000.

Salary Commissioner Brian De Lima said the mayor's opinion isn't relevant. He says they're giving the raise to the position, not the person.

County council members would get an 8 percent raise to bring their salaries to $52,000.

Commissioners say that even with the raises, Hawaii County Council members are the lowest paid council members in the state.

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