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Public comment wanted on Kirkland Mayor, Council salaries

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The City of Kirkland Salary Commission will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the City Hall Council Chamber to receive public input and discuss possible adjustments to the salaries of the Mayor and Council members.

The current monthly salary for the mayor is $1,352 and the current monthly salary for council members is $1,063. In addition, the mayor and council members receive life insurance, and in lieu of receiving medical or other additional benefits, the mayor and council members are paid an allowance of $300 per month.

Public comment may be given at the meeting or may be submitted in writing to: Salary Commission c/o City Attorney’s Office at 123 Fifth Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033 or email rjenkinson@kirklandwa.gov prior to 5 p.m. on Nov. 29.

If the Salary Commission elects to change the salaries of the mayor and council members, it files the salary adjustment with the City Clerk and the adjustment automatically becomes effective. For information about the Salary Commission, go to www.kirklandwa.gov and search “Salary Commission,” or contact Robin Jenkinson, City Attorney at 425-587-3031.

The commission is made up of three citizens who are appointed for staggered terms by the mayor with the approval of the council.

 

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