Sheila M. Tolliver, who was council administrator when Democrats controlled the Howard County Council four years ago, is coming back to the job now that the Democrats have won back a 3-2 council majority.
At $89,752 a year, the Democrat will make substantially more than her Republican predecessor, Christopher Emery, who earned roughly $68,000 a year.
Her salary also is more than $20,000 higher than it was when she was fired by the County Council after Republicans won a 3-2 majority in 1994.
Council Chairman C. Vernon Gray has argued that her salary is warranted because of her doctoral degree and her experience.
Tolliver also is an alderman in Annapolis, a part-time elected position she said she will continue to hold.
Pub Date: 12/16/98