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Planning director among job cuts in Wake County

Posted June 12, 2009

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— The Wake County planning director is looking for another job.

Melanie Wilson, who has held the post for seven years, is on administrative leave pending approval of the county budget, a county spokeswoman said.

Wilson’s position, which carries a $123,359 annual salary, is among those slated to be cut when the new fiscal year begins July 1, according to Sarah Williamson, a county spokeswoman.

Wake County Manager David Cooke proposed that the county cut 122 positions to help balance the 2009-2010 budget. Cooke’s proposal, for almost $100 million, is 3.1 percent less than the county budget for the fiscal year 2008-09.

County commissioners are expected to vote on the budget Monday.

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  • Adelinthe Jun 12, 2009

    When are they going to get rid of the redundant position of education czar appointed by Bev?

    His salary is a waste of money and is a misappropriation of taxpayer votes and money.

    God bless.

    RB

  • newmommy06 Jun 12, 2009

    Now, if we could just cut some more of those high paying "jobs"

  • Tax Man Jun 12, 2009

    That is what needs to be cut - all those jobs that pay more than $60,000 a year! Would save a bundle - then when things get better hire folks on a lower pay scale! The governor shouldn't even make that much.

  • Caveman93 Jun 12, 2009

    "The Wake County planning director is looking for another job.

    Melanie Wilson, who has held the post for seven years, is on administrative leave pending approval of the county budget, a county spokeswoman said.

    Wilson’s position, which carries a $123,359 annual salary..."

    Good luck with that!

  • larieke Jun 12, 2009

    Wait a minute, why does Wake County Manager David Cooke sound and act like a Republican? I thought he was a Democrat.