City councillors’ pay rise: total cost of $24,664 equals increase of 1.7 per cent

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Contrary to the impression that may have been given by Friday’s front-page story in the Dominion Post, Wellington City Councillors are not set to receive a 9% salary increase after the 2013 elections.

A summary of the existing and proposed arrangements follows.

The total cost to the ratepayers under the new Remuneration Authority proposal (to take effect after the election) will be $1,436,600.

This is an increase of $24,664 pa which equates to a 1.7% increase (compared with an overall increase of 8.9% across the country).

The current pool of money available in Wellington City is $1,411,936 which includes all salaries paid to the Mayor, Councillors and Community Board Members.

Current arrangement
Annual Salary
Mayor
$161,600

Deputy Mayor
$97,430

Chair, Strategy & Policy Committee
$90,325

Chair, Regulatory Processes Committee
$85,220

Chair, Grants Subcommittee
$85,220

Portfolio Leaders (x9)
$722,700

Councillor (x1)
$65,926

Chair, Tawa Community Board
$21,165

Members (5), Tawa Community Board
$42,325

Chair, Makara/Ohariu Community Board
$13,550

Members (5), Makara/Ohariu Community Board
$26,475

TOTAL POOL
$1,411,936

Proposed arrangement (to take effect after the 2013 local authority elections).
Position
Annual Salary
Mayor
$158,300

Councillor (x14) Includes the Deputy Mayor
$1,072,400

Chair, Tawa Community Board
$17,000

Members (5), Tawa Community Board
$42,500

Chair, Makara/Ohariu Community Board
$9,000

Members (5), Makara/Ohariu Community Board
$22,500

Pool for Additional Responsibilities
$114,900

TOTAL COST
$1,436,600

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1 comment:

  1. Digby, 6. May 2013, 12:56

    Thanks for clarifying what now turns out to be yet another WCC-bashing beat-up from the DomPost. I sincerely hope someone at the Council has demanded that the newspaper prints a retraction, or takes it to the Press Council.

     

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