Some of Erie County's top positions are set to see a raise for the first time in more than 20 years.
County legislators approved pay bumps for the county executive, comptroller and sheriff Thursday.
Those raises were recommended by a citizen's salary review commission last fall.
The increases — between $10,000 and $15,000, depending on the position — may seem large, but the board's commissioner says those jobs have had the same salaries since 1996 and need to be adjusted for inflation.
And it won't benefit the current officials holding those jobs: the raises won't go into effect until each job's next term.