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Cheh Wants Closer Look At Salary Increases Of Gray Staff

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Cheh, a strong supporter of Gray during the mayoral campaign, says she doesn't want to micromanage the mayor's office. It's his job, she says, to hire the people he wants.

But she says when some positions pay a lot more than they did in previous administrations, it's her job, as chair of the Committee on Government Operations, to make sure all of the proper procedures were followed.

"Let the facts be out there," Cheh says. "I think the mayor is advantaged when the facts are out there, about who's getting what and what the justification is."

The Washington Post first reported the salary increases.

Cheh also says she texted the council chairman to propose a 10 percent cut for the council's budget and council members' salaries.

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