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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.







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