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How much should mayor and councilmembers earn?


Last updated 7/22/2019 at Noon

How much should the mayor of Edmonds earn?

How much should members of the Edmonds City Council be paid? What benefits should they receive?

The City of Edmonds’ Salary Commission is seeking public input on these important questions.

The commission, a citizen agency charged with setting salaries and compensation for elected officials, has scheduled a public hearing 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the Public Safety training room, 250 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Each person will be given up to three minutes to speak.

In Edmonds, Mayor Dave Earling's 2019 salary is $125,940 per year, plus medical insurance. Councilmembers earn $15,000 a year, plus self-only medical insurance or the cash equivalent. The council president, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, receives an additional $2,400 per year.

For more information, including a complete list of scheduled meetings, agendas, meeting minutes and a history of salaries for Edmonds elected officials, visit edmondswa.gov/salary-commission.html.

Under city ordinance, the five-member Salary Commission must make a binding recommendation on compensation by Sept. 30.

The citizen panel can consider many factors, including pay for elected officials in other cities of comparable size in the region, as well as historic trends in the consumer price index.


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