City Council votes against $10K raise for the Agawam Mayor

Mayor wants the money spent on schools and public safety

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – The Agawam City Council voted during Monday night’s meet against giving the Mayor a pay raise, after the mayor himself said he didn’t want it.

It had been proposed giving Mayor Richard Cohen a $10,000 raise from 85,000 a year to 95,000. He said he didn’t want the money, and would rather see it spent on things like schools and public safety.

Respecting his wishes, the City Council voted against the salary bump.

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