Mayor's new chief aide gets big raise
Alex Ferro, became Gimenez's chief of staff earlier this month, is still making well below what his predecessor earned. But his new $145,000 salary represents an 84 percent raise over the $79,000 he made running the external-communications office for Gimenez. County records show Ferro's take home pay amounted to $73,000 last year thanks to benefit costs and other reductions.
But the high-profile compensation boost for Ferro, 33, comes as Gimenez is trying to get unions to accept less-generous health care benefits while also planning for job reductions and service cuts across county government.
Ferro and the mayor's office did not have an immediate comment on Ferro's pay.
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