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THE CITY OF <br /> ' °°°I iii <br /> -�- CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> 3 <br /> pLEASANTON <br /> November 5, 2019 <br /> City Manager <br /> TITLE: INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2.04.020 <br /> OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO COUNCILMEMBER <br /> SALARIES <br /> SUMMARY <br /> Generally, city council salaries are determined by population as authorized by <br /> Government Code §36516. In 1989, when the City's population reached 50,000 <br /> Council adopted an ordinance to raise its members' salaries; however, additional <br /> increases based on population were not applicable until the City's population reached <br /> 75,000. The Government Code also provides that compensation may be established by <br /> vote of the electors or by adoption of an ordinance. In the latter circumstance, the <br /> salaries may be increased by 5% for each calendar year from the effective date of the <br /> last adjustment. Following this provision, the City adopted an ordinance adjusting <br /> Councilmember salaries to $950 per month in July 2007. That salary increase became <br /> effective when the term of the new Council began in December 2008. Pursuant to <br /> section 2.06.040 of the Municipal Code, the Mayor's salary is $100 more per month <br /> than a Councilmember's salary. The Mayor's salary, consequently, was set at $1,050 <br /> per month. In February 2016 a 10% adjustment was approved increasing monthly <br /> salaries of incoming Councilmembers to $1,045 and the Mayor's monthly salary to <br /> $1 ,145. Concurrently Councilmembers participating in the CaIPERS pension program <br /> began paying 8% of their member contributions. <br /> At this time, it is recommended that a 15% adjustment be implemented for the City <br /> Councilmembers, bringing their monthly salaries to $1,201.75 and the Mayor's monthly <br /> salary to $1,301.75. <br /> RECOMMENDATION <br /> That the City Council adopt an ordinance to increase each Councilmember's monthly <br /> salary to $1 ,201.75, which will become effective when the term of the new Council <br /> begins in December 2020. Pursuant to the Municipal Code, the Mayor's monthly salary <br /> will be set at $1.301 .75 concurrently. <br /> FINANCIAL STATEMENT <br /> The cost for the increase is $9,405 for a full fiscal year. <br />