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City Council, mayor consider asking voters for pay hike

The Tucson City Council declared a "climate emergency" at a remote meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.
Posted at 6:30 AM, Aug 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 09:30:34-04

The Tucson City Council will consider holding a special election in November to ask voters to raise the salaries of the mayor and City Council members.

Ordinance No. 11867 would set a Special Election Nov. 2 to increase the mayor's salary from $42,000 to $54,000 and City Council members' salaries from $24,000 to $36,000 per year.

The raises would go into effect in Dec. 23. Salaries would increase each year to adjust for cost of living.

The City Council's regular meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.