Stories tagged: Salary Review Commission
Mon., April 25, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
Effort to overturn 44 percent pay increase for Spokane City Council members fails
A signature gathering effort to force a referendum on Spokane City Council pay raises has failed. Kelly Lotze, who helped lead the 20-day effort, said his group collected 3,900 signatures. …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Opponents of Spokane City Council raise running out of time for referendum
An effort to block a 44 percent pay increase for Spokane City Council members is rushing to gather enough signatures before a Monday deadline, but organizers acknowledge they may fall …
Sun., April 17, 2016
City Council salary: Pay controversy manufactured, beside the point
Our community wants leaders who are more concerned about the number of citizen lives improved than the number of hours they clocked in this week.
Sun., April 17, 2016
City Council salary: The job is part-time; let the voters decide
We believe citizens want their council members to have real jobs, because it is one thing to pass legislation, quite another to have to comply with it.
Fri., April 1, 2016
Editorial: Time to reassess city government
The backlash over the council’s pay increase poses a larger question: Has the switch to a strong-mayor form of government delivered greater value?
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
Panel cuts Spokane mayor’s pay
Following more than a year of controversy, debate and a ballot measure, Spokane Mayor David Condon is getting a pay cut.
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015
Salary review panel seeks applicants for open seat
After overwhelming support from voters in this summer’s primary election, the citizen board charged with setting the Spokane mayor’s pay is seeking applicants to fill its ranks. The city of …
Wed., July 22, 2015
Court measure, setting of mayor’s pay before Spokane voters
Two ballot measures are before Spokane voters this primary election, one that should be familiar and another that won’t. Proposition 1 will allow the city’s Salary Review Commission to set …
Tue., April 7, 2015
Condon pushes for vote on salary
The issue of how much Spokane’s top elected official should be paid was revived Monday by Mayor David Condon, who challenged the City Council to “look to solutions rather than …
Thu., Nov. 27, 2014
Spokane mayor’s wage would be set by panel under proposal
Spokane’s mayor would no longer have to be the highest-paid city worker under a proposal voters may decide next year. Councilman Mike Fagan is proposing to give the city’s Salary …
Thu., April 10, 2014
Spokane City Council would get 4 percent pay raise under proposal
Spokane City Council members may be in for a pay raise. A tentative plan by the city’s Salary Review Commission calls for a 4 percent bump, which would be the …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2010
City adds hours for assistants
Spokane City Council members’ secretaries will make more money, getting an additional eight hours a week under a budget plan approved unanimously Monday evening. The council began hiring personal assistants …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2010
Council seeks more assistance
Although facing significant budget troubles in 2011, Spokane City Council members today will consider spending $50,000 to increase the hours worked by their personal assistants. Once considered a part-time job, …