County officials turned out in force Tuesday to help kill a bill that would have put county commissioners in charge of their salaries. The bill is now dead for the year, The Durango Herald reports.
The Colorado Constitution gives the Legislature the power to set salaries for county elected officials – commissioners, clerks, sheriffs, coroners, surveyors and assessors.
That has always frustrated House Majority Leader Paul Weissmann, D-Louisville. “We have no idea what their budgets look like, whether they can afford it, whether their constituents want it,” Weissmann said.