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File #: 19-1013    Version: 1 Name: 7/1/19 LOCC Resolution to Determine Salaries (2019)
Type: Report or Communication Status: Filed
File created: 6/10/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/1/2019 Final action: 5/13/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Determine Salaries of the Mayor and City Council Members for FY 2021 and FY 2022
Attachments: 1. CPI year ending December 2018.pdf, 2. Council Mayor Data 2019.xlsx, 3. Council and Mayor Pay Practices-City HR 7.28.17.xlsx, 4. Wage comparison by union 2009-2019 6.6.2019.xlsx, 5. Council survey data 2019.xlsx, 6. Resolution to Determine Salaries - alternate.pdf, 7. LOCC 2019 Determination-Filed.pdf
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Resolution to Determine Salaries of the Mayor and City Council Members for FY 2021 and FY 2022
Body
Whereas, The members of the Local Officers Compensation 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 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, After reviewing the self-reported time commitments necessary to perform the duties of City Council Members and the Mayor, the Commission wishes to link the compensation of the Council members to that of the Mayor, recommending that Council Members be paid no less than 50% of the Mayor; and

Whereas, The Commission has employed the following measures and process to determine the change in salaries:

The Council members' salaries are set to 50% of the Mayor's salary for each year. The Mayor's salary is increased in the next two fiscal years according to a cost-of-living calculation as follows:

The increase in salaries for each fiscal year is equal to the average of the annual percent change in CPI for the year 2018 and the annual percent change in City nonunion employee compensation for the year 2018....

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