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Salary increase proposed for mayor, council

Posted at 6:20 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 18:20:41-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis' mayor and council members could be getting a pay raise.

Mary Moriarty Adams, a city-county council member in District 17, sponsored an ordinance to increase the salary of Indianapolis' mayor and its city-county council members. It will be introduced Monday.

It was approved by the general council on Nov. 24.

If the ordinance is adopted, the mayor's salary would go from $95,000 to $125,000, a 31 percent increase.

However, the last salary change was made in 2002. Adjusted for inflation, $95,000 in 2002 is roughly $125,000 in 2015 money.

Each city-county council member's salary would increase to a fixed $16,400, instead of 12 percent of the mayor's salary. The city-county council members are currently paid $11,400 per year.

Each city-county council member is also paid for each meeting they attend. They get $112 per regular meeting, with a limit of 21 in a year, for a maximum bonus of $2,352. They also get $62 per committee meeting, with a limit of 40, for a maximum of $2,480.

If the ordinance is passed, the new salaries will take effect on Jan. 1.


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