Do elected officials have any recourse if they are unhappy with their proposed salary?
Yes. Sections 152.013-.0165 of the Local Government Code creates a salary grievance process for most elected county and precinct officials to challenge their salaries, expenses, and allowances as set out in the proposed budget. Section 152.017 excepts certain officials from the salary grievance process. If not excepted from the salary grievance process under Section 152.017, an elected official may request a hearing before the salary grievance committee before the budget’s final approval. Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code §152.016. You can find out more about the salary grievance process in our Short Answers to Common Questions publication available on county.org.