Some of Newton’s top elected officials may get their first raise in about 14 years when the City Council weighs the recently completed compensation report produced by the all-volunteer Blue Ribbon Commission, the Newton TAB reports.
The mayor’s current salary is $125,000. The [Blue Ribbon] Commission recommends $140,000, a 12 percent increase.
Each city councilor’s current salary is $9,750. The Commission recommends $14,000, a 43.6 percent increase if the councilor uses city benefits. If he or she does not, the salary recommendation is $19,000.
Each School Committee member’s current salary is $4,875. The Commission recommends $7,500, a 53.8 percent increase if the member uses city benefits. If he or she does not, the salary recommendation is $9,000.
Read the full Blue Ribbon Commission report here.