From the Daily News:
Queens City Councilwoman Melinda Katz vowed Wednesday night to slash her salary if elected controller - a promise an opponent attacked as disingenuous.
"It's symbolic posturing in the middle of a campaign," said Queens Councilman David Weprin, who noted that Katz had voted with most of the Council for a pay raise in 2006.
"If Councilwoman Katz felt that way, she should have taken a pay cut already," Weprin said.
But Katz said now that she is running for higher office in the middle of a recession, the right thing to do is to lead by example and slash the controller's salary by 10%. That would bring the $185,000 controller's salary down to $166,500.
"I will start with myself," she said.