Cheh Wants Closer Look At Salary Increases Of Gray Staff | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Cheh Wants Closer Look At Salary Increases Of Gray Staff

Play associated audio

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.

NPR

Mary Ellen Mark And The Caged Prostitutes Of Mumbai

The photographer, who died this week, turned her lens on the marginal people of the world. One of her most acclaimed projects was her series of photos taken in the brothels of Mumbai.
NPR

Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
NPR

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Seeks Democratic Nomination

O'Malley, also a former Baltimore mayor, has made no secret of his desire to run, despite his lack of a national profile. He faces an uphill battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton.
NPR

Tech Giants Compete ... For Your Vacation Albums

With ballgames, family reunions and trips to the beach, summer is full of chances to snap photos. Apple and Google are in a battle to help you store, organize and share all those visual mementos.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.