Seattle City Light CEO first denies asking mayor for raise, now admits he did
SEATTLE — First he denied asking the mayor for a higher salary, now Seattle City Light says in fact its CEO did ask for a raise after all.
Last week KIRO Radio asked Jorge Carrasco ‘did you ask for a raise?’
To which he answered ‘No. I think the, the – no I didn’t. I did not ask for a raise.’
After follow-up questions to the mayor from multiple news organizations, late Monday Seattle City Light issued a brief statement titled ‘Carrasco Expands on Answer Regarding Salary.’
“Carrasco did encourage Mayor Murray to recommend a pay band increase to the Seattle City Council in line with a 2013 market study of his position,” reads part of the statement. “In so doing, he hoped it would result in a salary increase.”
No apology was included in the response and a spokesperson for Seattle City Light declined to make Carrasco available for an interview to further explain this expanded answer.