McMahon turns down pay raise
Of note since Council member McMahon would seemingly be on the short list of '08 Congressional candidates, although Borough President apparently is more likely. Via the NY Post;
Two City Councilmen have notified the council's personnel office that they won't be accepting the 25 percent raise that was recently approved.
Democrats Tony Avella (Queens) and Mike McMahon (S.I.) sent letters last week asking that their base salary remain at $90,000 and not rise to $112,500 after Mayor Bloomberg signs the bill to that effect.
McMahon told The Post that he voted against the measure and is giving the money back because he believes the council should continue to be made up of "citizen legislators" who have outside interests and incomes.
Well done Mr. McMahon.