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February 28, 2014

Council raises mayor's salary

Driscoll gets pay boost to $120,000, council to $12,000

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Eppley has said he intends to put together a proposal to end the linkage between the pay for councilors and the mayor.

The raise for both councilors and the mayor will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Eppley had introduced a proposal that would delay raises for councilors from starting before the next city election, but that motion failed in committee last night.

Councilor Arthur Sargent did not attend last night’s meeting.

Two people spoke against the raise during the public comments section of the meeting.

Neil H. Dempsey can be reached at ndempsey@salemnews.com.

 

 

 

 

Salaries of other mayors and city councilors in region

Beverly

Mayor: $106,000*

City Councilor: $11,700**

Danvers

Mayor: $192,396

City Councilor: $3,000***

Gloucester

Mayor: $100,000

City Councilor: $11,500

Newburyport

Mayor: $101,000****

City Councilor: $5,000*****

Peabody

Mayor: $105,000

City Councilor: $9,450

Revere

Mayor: $118,521

City Councilor: $16,084******

Somerville

Mayor: $145,000

City Councilor: $28,000*******

*Sum consists of $100,000 base and $6,000 for expenses.

**The City Council president receives $12,333.

***The City Council president receives $3,500.

****Sum consists of $98,000 base and $3,000 for travel expenses.

*****The City Council president receives $6,720.

******The City Council president receives $17,928.

*******The City Council president receives $29,500.

Source: Lisa Cammarata, Salem’s director of human resources

 

 

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