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Mayor, council could get raise in response to loss of federal tax exemption
Published Friday, November 9, 2018 1:31PM CST
The mayor and Saskatoon City Council could be getting a raise.
Next week a city committee will mull over whether the mayor should make the same as a provincial cabinet minister – which is $145,000. The mayor currently makes $123,000 per year.
The proposal is in part a response to the federal government ending a partial tax exemption for elected officials, which will reduce the mayor’s net current pay by around $12,000 and councillors by about $4,000.
Because city council’s pay is tied to the mayor’s, if approved they would see a bump as well.
Each councillor makes almost $58,000 per year, and a pay increase would see them earn almost $67,000.