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Kirkland Salary Commission seeks public comment on possible adjustment for mayor, council members

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The Salary Commission is made up of three residents who are appointed for staggered terms by the mayor with the approval of the City Council. The commission is holding a meeting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 19 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 salary for the mayor is $1,400 per month and the current salary for council members is $1,100 per month. In addition, the mayor and council members receive life insurance and have the option of having the city pay for their participation, as individuals, in the city’s medical, dental and vision benefits programs or, in lieu of receiving medical, dental or vision benefits, be 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 Aug. 19.

If the Salary Commission elects to change the salaries of the mayor and City Council members, it files the salary adjustment with the city clerk and the adjustment automatically becomes effective.

For more information, visit the Salary Commission webpage or contact Robin Jenkinson, City Attorney, (425) 587-3031.

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