Coral Gables group submits petitions for referendum on electeds’ salaries

A political action committee collecting signatures to get three referendums on the ballot in Coral Gables submitted the first batch of petitions Friday for two of the measures.

Gables City Clerk Billy Urquia said he received 2,078 signed petitions for a charter amendment to require a voter referendum approval before elected officials can raise their salaries and expense accounts. This is in direct response to the raises that the two new commissioners, Melissa Castro and Ariel Fernandez, and Kirk Menendez voted to give themselves last year.

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