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Tuesday, October 30 2012, 06:17 PM CDT
Pay Raises May Be on the Way for Elected Officials in Urbana
URBANA--The Urbana City Council will vote on a proposal next Monday to raise pay for elected officials in the city.  The council approved the mayor's initial proposal that would give a zero percent increase to officials in 2013, a one percent increase in 2014, and a two percent increase in both 2015 and 2016.

For aldermen and alderwomen, the increase wouldn't mean as much as it would for higher paid elected officials.  City council members make on average $6,100 dollars per year.  Councilwoman Diane marlin says the increases are modest.

"We also have to look ahead that all employee contracts next year will be up for re-negotiation and I think elected officials have to set and example and we set the framework for discussions next year," said Marlin.

Back in September, the Champaign City Council rejected a panel's recommendation to increase member's salaries from $5,000 to $6,000 a year.

Pay Raises May Be on the Way for Elected Officials in Urbana

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