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Pay increase on table for Grand Rapids mayor and commissioners

May 15, 2013
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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. 

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