Local News in Brief : MWD Head Due for Raise

As of today, General Manager Carl Boronkay of the Metropolitan Water District figures to gain the title of highest-paid government official in Los Angeles.

The MWD board will vote today whether to give Boronkay an $18,000 raise, giving him an annual salary of $158,000. A committee of the board voted Monday to recommend the raise.

If the 13% increase is approved, as expected, Boronkay would again be the highest-paid local official. Supt. of Schools Leonard Britton, at $141,080 a year, is the highest-paid public official now and Paul Lane, general manager of the city Department of Water and Power, makes $140,710.

The MWD supplies water to cities throughout Southern California.

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