Santa Cruz Council Considers Pay Increase 01-27-14 08:00 av
Santa Cruz Council members are expected to meet tomorrow to discuss taking a nearly 50% pay raise. Council members currently earn an annual salary of $16,700, while the mayor earns $33,500. The salaries reflect 2008 rates less 10%t. The council could either set annual salaries at nearly $25,000 for it’s six part-time members and nearly $50,000 for the mayor, or could also choose to make a moderate adjustment or no raise at all. Assistant Manager Tina Shull said the city is considering increases now because the economy is recovering from a recession that began in 2008.