Cost of deputy raises $1.8 million

Deputy raises would cosOn Jan. 23, Santa Rosa’s new sheriff Bob Johnson will go before the board to ask for nearly $1.8 million in raises for his deputies trying to fulfill the promise he made to his officers at his swearing in ceremony.

The reasoning Johnson says is the stark difference in pay between Santa Rosa and other Florida counties, an issue he has been voicing for several months.

County Commission Chairman Rob Williamson has put forward an agenda item for the board to raise Santa Rosa deputy’s salaries by 10 percent, amounting to roughly $1.8 million, to bring their salaries closer to those of neighboring counties.

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