Letter: Why give raises to Hempstead board?

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray speaks to the

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray speaks to the Long Island Business Council in Farmingdale. (May 9, 2013) Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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So the Hempstead Town Board is considering giving itself pay raises of $10,000 and $5,000 next year? ["Board proposes salary increases," News, Dec. 2]

Where exactly is this money coming from? All of Nassau is in debt; this doesn't exclude Hempstead. I definitely don't think that a salary raise for these people is needed.

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Has the town board done anything so substantial the members deserve this kind of raise?

Rachel Luebke, Wantagh

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