Mesa council to vote on pay raises Dec. 10
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
PHOENIX (AP) - The Mesa City Council is scheduled to vote Dec. 10 on pay raises for City Council members.
The Arizona Republic reports that the city's Chamber of Commerce put the council pay issue into play this year on the argument that low pay could degrade the professionalism of future councils by limiting the pool of people who could afford to serve.
The council created a citizens committee to recommend pay levels.
The mayor is paid $38,000, and council members $19,000.
They get $80 a month for phone expenses and a $150 monthly vehicle allowance.
Since Mesa established its charter in 1967, pay for the mayor and council has been raised only twice, with the exception of cost-of-living raises.
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