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Councilor spikes plan to raise Indy mayor's pay

Posted at 9:51 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 21:51:33-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A proposed raise for the mayor of Indianapolis will not go forward after Mayor Greg Ballard and Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett raised "significant concerns."

Indianapolis City-County Councilor Mary Moriarty Adams, who sponsored Proposal No. 413 – which would raise the mayor's salary by $30,000 a year and council members' salaries by $5,000 – said in a statement Monday she will seek to amend the propose to remove the mayor's salary increase.

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"Since introducing Proposal No. 413, 2015, I have had the opportunity to discuss this matter with both Mayor Greg Ballard’s administration and Mayor-Elect Joe Hogsett’s incoming administration. Both have expressed significant concerns with the section dealing with the Mayor’s salary," Adams said. "Out of respect for these concerns, I will seek tomorrow to amend Proposal No. 413, 2015 and remove the salary increase for the Mayor."

The proposal to raise councilors' salary will remain pending before the council.

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