EXCLUSIVE: NYC’s district lawyers look for 32 % pay raise

Manhattan DA Cy Vance signed the letter seeking the fat pay raise.
John Roca/For New York Daily News

Manhattan DA Cy Vance signed the letter looking for the pay raise.
The city’s district legal representatives are looking for a big raise.
The 5 DAs penned a letter asking that their pay be treked to $ 250,000 a year– up from the $ 190,000 they make now, a 32 % bump.
The district lawyers made the plea in a letter to the commission formed by Municipal federal government to think about pay raises for chosen authorities, highlighting their top-level jobs.
“We are accountable for the prosecution of the most violent and significant criminal offenses including murders, rapes, break-ins, gang violence, child abuse and domestic violence. We perform long term evaluations into innovative white-collar criminal offenses, primary wrongdoing and drug, corruption and weapon trafficking and other offenses,” they composed to the Quadrennial Advisory Commission.
They went on to grumble that their six-figure salaries fade in contrast to those of senior partners at individual law practice, who make millions.
And the district lawyers asked that the pay raise be retroactive to 2011– which might amount to a $ 300,000 reward offer search for leaving and returning DAs, costing the city much more when pension and payroll contributions are consisted of.
They stated the retroactive hike is warranted since city code states the pay raise commission must be designated every 4 years, nevertheless one had not been hired 2011. The last raises was readily available in 2007.
The letter was prepared by Queens District Lawyer Richard Brown and signed by Manhattan and Brooklyn DAs Cy Vance and Ken Thompson, Bronx DA Robert Johnson, who had really all of a sudden exposed he would not be running for reelection, and the acting Staten Island DA, who will rapidly be changed by Mike McMahon.
The group griped that low salaries make it challenging for them to keep leading staffers. “That pressure reached a point where it might not be consisted of, and in the in 2014 incomes of a few of our senior managers now exceed that of the District Attorney himself,” they stated. They also mentioned DAs in California and Denver make more than them.
If they got the asked for boost, the DAs would make more than Mayor de Blasio– who makes $ 225,000 a year and has actually guaranteed not to enable a raise throughout his present term.
Penis Dadey, head of the outstanding federal government group People Union, knocked the need for a retroactive raise.
“The DAs can request for castle in the air, however no matter simply just how much they ask for it needs to not be retroactive,” he specified. “There would be a public, primary golden parachute that has to not be allowed.”.
Since of make its tips by the end of the month, the commission is.
“We are running significant law workplaces with considerable tasks and I certainly would hope my follower will acquire from appropriate payment,” mentioned Johnson, who exposed at the last minute he would select a judgeship instead of reelection, allowing the Democratic Party to select his replacement, Darcel Clark. Clark specified Wednesday she has actually not yet formed a position on the pay raise.
The other district legal representatives declined to comment beyond the letter.