Republican commissioner Matthew Ridenhour, center, was the only commissioner to oppose the pay hike. Republican Bill James, left, and Democrat George Dunlap, right, were among those backing the idea.
Republican commissioner Matthew Ridenhour, center, was the only commissioner to oppose the pay hike. Republican Bill James, left, and Democrat George Dunlap, right, were among those backing the idea. T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
Republican commissioner Matthew Ridenhour, center, was the only commissioner to oppose the pay hike. Republican Bill James, left, and Democrat George Dunlap, right, were among those backing the idea. T. Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com