Council approves salary increases of 2 percentThe Alexandria City Council voted to increase their salaries by 2 percent in 2011 and 2012.
The Alexandria City Council voted to increase their salaries by 2 percent in 2011 and 2012.
The salaries will increase $118 next year, from $5,885 to $6,003. The mayor’s salary will increase by the same percentage, going from $7,635 to $7,788, a $153 raise.
The salaries were frozen in 2010.
State law requires city councils to set their salaries prior to the General Election in November.
The increases, approved on a 4-1 vote at the council’s October 12 meeting, were included in the city’s preliminary budget that was approved last month. Council member Cindy Bigger voted against the increases.
Mayor Dan Ness said that the combined increase, $371, over a two-year period represents 0.00007 percent of the city’s total proposed levy increase of $5.29 million.
City Administrator Jim Taddei noted that the salary adjustments reflect the same 2 percent increase the council approved for city staff next year.