Council Dems Amending Pay Raise Proposal
Incoming Mayor Joe Hogsett would not get a $30,000 raise under an amended proposal to be offered at Tuesday night’s Administrative and Finance Committee.
Sponsor Mary Moriarty Adams says she has spoken with the Mayor-elect as well outgoing Mayor Greg Ballard about the proposal and thought it would be best to eliminate the Mayor’s Office from the proposed salary increase.
Under the original proposal Hogsett would have received a $30,000 taking his salary from $95,000 to $125,000.
The amended proposal however still includes $4,000 pay raises for the Council.
Adams released the following statement this evening…
“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. Out of respect for these concerns, I will seek tomorrow to amend Proposal No. 413, 2015 and remove the salary increase for the Mayor. With respect to the City-County Council, the proposal to increase Councillor pay will remain a pending vote before the Committee and the full Council. As an outgoing member of the Council who has served Indianapolis for more than three decades, I believe we must do all we can to encourage citizens to become engaged in local government and public service. I look forward to continuing to discuss how best to do this in the days and weeks ahead.”