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.