Mayor Carl Brewer said ‘we all need to share in this pain’ during his State of the City Address last night, and he pledged to not accept a cost of living increase or raise. City spokesman Van Williams said Brewer recently quietly sought a wage freeze for himself in the human resources department. If the wage is frozen, that would lock the mayor’s salary at $82,660, according to the 2009-2010 city budget.
Last year, the mayor and city council members each got a 4 percent cost of living boost — along with most other city employees. Council members, whom most consider part-time employees, are actually listed as full time employees (or equivalent), and they make about $35,000 a year.
To see more about the council’s budget, see their portion of the city budget.