A proposal to be introduced at Monday night’s Indianapolis City-County Council would raise incoming Mayor Joe Hogsett’s salary from $95,000 to $125,000, a $30,000 increase.
Under Proposal 413, not only would the Mayor get a raise next year but the Council’s basic salary would increase from $12,500 to $16,000.
The proposal had outgoing Democrat City-County Councilor Mary Moriarty Adams and Republican Jeff Miller as co-sponsors. However, Miller told Indy Politics tonight while he does think the Councilors are low paid, he did not give his consent for his name to be listed as a co-sponsor and it will be removed.
In an interview with Friday with WFYI-FM, Hogsett said he was not aware of the specifics of the proposal and said he would refer to current leadership. Council President Maggie Lewis said the raises were needed to ensure that the “best and brightest” were running the city.
The measure would have to be approved by the full council and signed by Mayor Greg Ballard in order for it to go into effect next year.
When Indy Politics approached Mayor Ballard the proposal he said he ad not seen the details, but he did not appear very open to the idea of raises.