Marlene writes " 3 Oregon Multnomah County commissioners have stated that they will not confirm the appointment of director Molly Raphael, because the salary is too high at $138,000 a year.
"Commissioner Lisa Naito asked Linn on Tuesday in a hand-delivered letter to reconsider the new salary... Naito said the salary will be "out of line and extremely objectionable." She said she had not known what the salary figure was when she endorsed hiring Raphael."
"But Linn, who was surprised by Naito's letter, said the salary range -- advertised at $115,000 to $145,000 at the recommendation of a national search consultant -- was not a secret during the process. No one raised the issue nor objected then, she said."
"The board will put the county at substantial risk of liability," if it now rejects the accepted offer, Linn said."