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Pay increase on table for Grand Rapids mayor and commissioners
Grand Rapids' mayor and six city commissioners are in line for pay increases, starting on July 1, 2014, unless at least five board members reject a pay panel's recommendations.
The Local Officers Compensation Commission has proposed that the salary for commissioners go up by 3.3 percent to $22,500 at the start of Fiscal Year 2015. Commissioners currently receive $21,776 annually.
The LOCC also recommended that the mayor’s annual salary rise by 40 percent to $53,200. The post currently pays $37,888.
The mayor and commissioners took voluntary pay cuts of 10 percent in 2012.
The LOCC also recommended that the city comptroller’s salary remain at $53,200.
On Tuesday night, the commission accepted and filed the LOCC report, but took no action on its pay recommendations.
The proposed increases will automatically become effective in early June unless two-thirds of the commission reject its pay findings.
The commission’s next scheduled meeting is on May 28.