Everett Mayor And Council Could See Raises Up To 2.5% In 2020 And 2021

September 11, 2019

Everett Government

salaries of elected officials

Commissioners tried to determine if money attracted candidates to run for office in Everett.

As they do every two years the City of Everett Citizen’s Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials met to decide how much the Mayor, City Council members and Municipal Judges should be paid.

Meetings were held in the Spring of this year and included public hearings.

While researching the results of the commission’s deliberations (which by City Charter must be completed by the first week of May) MyEverettNews.com found that the minutes of the last two meetings of the commission as well as the final decision were not posted on the City of Everett website and the City never pubicly announced the results of the commission.

We advised the City on Monday of the missing information and the City responded Tuesday afternoon. You can see the minutes and commissioner’s comments here. You can see the salary schedule for 2020 and 2021 here as well as past schedules.

Mayor: The Mayor’s salary for 2019 is $15,739 per month through December 31, 2019. That works out to $188,868.00 per year. The decision of the Citizen’s Commission on the Mayor’s salary is…

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.

City Council Members: The City Council members’ salary for 2019 is $2433.00 per month through December 31, 2019. That works out to $29,196.00 per year. The Commission’s decision on Council salaries is…

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.

The City Council President will be paid an additional 30% premium to their salary as a Council member.

Everett Municipal Court Judge: No change was made from the previous commission’s findings…

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.

It should be noted, determining benefits including medical are not part of the duties of Everett Citizen’s Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials.



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