Hillsborough commissioners give county attorney raise, extension
TAMPA -- Hillsborough County commissioners gave County Attorney Chip Fletcher a raise this week, and hinted he could see his salary increase again this summer.
During Fletcher's annual evaluation at Wednesday's meeting, commissioners voted to give him the same 3.5 percent raise most county employees got last October. Fletcher's salary will go from $205,000 to $212,175, and the raise will be retroactive to Oct. 1, meaning he'll get paid the money he would have made had the raise gone into effect then.
"He has done yeoman's work for us, and for the administration," said Commissioner Sandy Murman. She added that Fletcher probably deserves a bigger raise, which could be negotiated this summer as part of the county's budget proceedings.
Commissioners also voted to extend Fletcher's contract, which was set to expire in November, for another three years. Fletcher, former city attorney for Tampa, was hired by county government in October 2012.