No salary increase for Hennepin County Commissioners in 2013

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, on a vote of five in favor and one opposed, approved a resolution providing a zero-percent increase in their salaries for 2013, and a 2.5 percent increase in 2014.

State law requires that any adjustments in commissioners’ salaries must be adopted before the general election to take effect Jan. 1 of the following year.

In 2014, commissioners’ salaries will increase 2.5 percent, continuing the practice of board salaries lagging behind staff increases by a year.

Hennepin County commissioners have not received any salary increases since 2009.