The statement: Says Lois Frankel “took a 40 percent pay raise” as mayor while West Palm Beach “lost jobs.”
YG Action Fund on Sept. 28in a television ad.
The ruling: The YG Action PAC said that “Frankel took a 40 percent pay raise as mayor.’’ Frankel did form a committee to explore whether she should get a pay raise and that resulted in a 40 percent boost — an extra $35,750 — in 2004. However, the ad omits, among other things, the context for that raise: The mayor’s salary hadn’t increased since 1998 and after she got the raise in 2004, her salary remained set at $125,000 a year until she left office in 2011.
We rate this claim: Half True.
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