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File #: 21-2055    Version: Name: 11/29/21 Resolution to Determine FY23 and FY24 Council Salaries
Type: Report or Communication Status: Filed
File created: 12/6/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/6/2021 Final action: 12/6/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Determine Salaries of the Mayor and City Council Members for FY 2023 and FY 2024
Attachments: 1. CPI-Year ending December 2020.pdf, 2. City of Ann Arbor-Wage comparison by union 2009-2021 11.15.2021.pdf, 3. City of Ann Arbor Salary Comps Survey 11.15.2021.pdf, 4. Conference of Western Wayne Salary Comps 11.15.2021.pdf, 5. Michigan Municipal League Salary Comps Survey 11.15.2021.pdf, 6. Salary change options.pdf, 7. Resolution-proposed amendment 12-2-21.pdf, 8. Resolution received by Clerk's Office.pdf
Title
Resolution to Determine Salaries of the Mayor and City Council Members for FY 2023 and FY 2024
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Whereas, The Local Officers Compensation Commission is authorized by the Michigan Home Rule City Act, MCL 117.5c and Chapter 22 of Ann Arbor City Code to determine the salaries of the Mayor and City Council in each odd numbered year;

Whereas, The members of the Local Officers Compensation Commission ("The Commission") wish to ensure that service as a member of City Council and as Mayor is accessible to all those eligible to run for office, regardless of their financial status;

Whereas, The Commission recognizes that serving on City Council and as Mayor requires a significant amount of time in excess of a part time position in order to listen to, act on behalf of, and be accessible to constituents; to review information that informs policy-making; to attend commission and task force meetings and meetings with City staff; and to attend Council meetings;

Whereas, The Commission recognizes that the cost of living in Ann Arbor continues to climb, and that serving on City Council and as Mayor now and in the future should not be limited to those with greater financial wealth;

Whereas, The Commission also recognizes that the City budget has a great number of demands, and wishes to both compensate City Council Members and the Mayor fairly, while also being fiscally responsible and mindful of the need for financial resources everywhere;

Whereas, At its 2019 session, the Commission determined that salaries of the City Council members should be set at 50% of the Mayor's salary;

Whereas, The Commission recognizes that the Mayor's responsibilities include but also extend beyond those of the other City Council members, but continues to be concerned about the significant gap between the compensation of the City Council Members and the Mayor;

Whereas, The Commission, while recognizing that it cannot bind future Commission determinations, believes that City Counci...

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