Monday, December 07, 2015
Council Members Drop 32% Pay Raise For Mayor, Pursue 40% Raise For Themselves
The lame duck Indianapolis City-County Council will drop its last-minute maneuver to boost incoming Mayor Joe Hogsett's salary 32% from $95,000 a year to $125,000 according to the proposal's sponsor, Mary Moriarty-Adams, who did not seek re-election this year. The plan to boost City-County Council members' pay nearly 40% to a base salary of $16,400 beginning January 1 remains on tap. Most council members will earn more than $20,000 a year for their part-time service on the council when per diem income is included if the pay raise takes effect. Adams told reporters that both Hogsett and outgoing Mayor Ballard expressed skepticism over the proposed mayoral pay raise.