Citizen’s Commission Public Hearing Wednesday On Salaries For Everett Electeds

April 15, 2019

Everett Government

salary commission

The current proposal calls for any raises for the Mayor and City Council to be tied to the Consumer Price Index. Municipal Judges would be treated like District Court Judges.

This week there will be a public hearing to gather input on the proposed salary schedules for the Mayor, City Council and Municipal Court Judges for the next two years.

The commission meeting will begin at 4:30 PM with the public hearing starting at 5:00 PM on Wednesday April 17th.

The meeting will take place in the Wall Street Building, Mayor’s 10th floor Conference Room, 2930 Wetmore Avenue in downtown Everett, Washington.

Here is the current draft salary schedule the citizen’s salary commission is recommending. It is subject to change at the meeting based upon public testimony but a final schedule is likely to be voted upon at the end of the hearing.

The City of Everett Citizens’ Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials pursuant to Section 2.8 of the City of Everett Charter hereby adopts the following salary schedule for elected officials:

1. Mayor: The Mayor’s salary for 2019 is $15,739 per month through December 31, 2019.

Effective January 1, 2020, the Mayor’s salary for 2020 will be the Mayor’s base wage in effect on December 31, 2019, increased by the percent change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) (1982-84 = 100) for the Seattle Tacoma-Bellevue area for the June 2018 to June 2019 index. If the CPI-U is greater than 2.5%, the percentage increase shall be capped at 2.5%.

Effective January 1, 2021, the Mayor’s salary for 2021 will be the Mayor’s base wage in effect on December 31, 2020, increased by the percent change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) (1982-84 = 100) for the Seattle Tacoma-Bellevue area for the June 2019 to June 2020 index. If the CPI-U is greater than 2.5%, the percentage increase shall be capped at 2.5%.

If the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) (1982-84 = 100) for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area for the June to June indexes is zero percent (0%) or below, the Mayor’s salary for the respective year shall remain the same as the Mayor’s previous year’s salary.

2. City Council Members: The City Council members’ salary for 2019 is $2,433 per month through December 31, 2019.

Effective January 1, 2020, the City Council members’ salary for 2020 will be the Council members’ base wage in effect on December 31, 2019, increased by the percent change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) (1982-84 = 100) for the Seattle Tacoma-Bellevue area for the June 2018 to June 2019 index. If the CPI-U is greater than 2.5%, the percentage increase shall be capped at 2.5%.

Effective January 1, 2021, the City Council members’ salary for 2021 will be the Council members’ base wage in effect on December 31, 2020, increased by the percent change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) (1982-84 = 100) for the Seattle Tacoma-Bellevue area for the June 2019 to June 2020 index. If the CPI-U is greater than 2.5%, the percentage increase shall be capped at 2.5%.

If the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) (1982-84 = 100) for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area for the June to June indexes is zero percent (0%) or below, the City Council members’ salary for the respective year shall remain the same as the Council members’ previous year’s salary.

3. City Council President/Mayor Pro Tem: The salary for the City Council member designated as City Council President/Mayor Pro Tem is and shall be thirty percent (30%) in addition to his/her salary as a Council member.

4. Municipal Court Judges: In compliance with Everett Municipal Code 2.108.040 (C), the salary for a full-time Everett Municipal Court Judge shall be equal to that of a Washington State District Court Judge (currently $164,313 per year) and shall automatically be adjusted at such times and with the same effective dates as any adjustment to the salary of Washington State District Court Judges.

5. Benefits: All benefits for the Mayor, City Council members, and Municipal Court Judges are provided for outside the scope of this schedule.

Again, if you want to testify you need to attend the meeting this Wednesday April 17th in the 10th Floor Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall, Wall Street Building. 2930 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett starting at 4:30 PM.



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