New York – Commission Recommends Raises For NYC Mayor, Councilmembers


    FILE - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio waves a U.S. flag during the Veterans' Day parade in New York November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton New York – A commission is recommending raises for New York City’s mayor, city councilmembers and some other elected officials.

    The Quadrennial Advisory Commission is mandated by city code and its current three members were appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio this fall.

    The commission on Monday recommended that de Blasio’s salary be raised by more than $33,000 to $258,750.

    De Blasio released a statement a short time later saying he would not accept a raise this term, which runs out in 2017.

    The commission also recommended a $25,815 raise for City Councilmembers, which would increase their salaries to $138,000.

    It also suggested the councilmembers be prohibited from earning outside income.

    A spokeswoman for City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the council would review the recommendation.

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