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Remuneration Authority decision - clarification and details


Remuneration Authority decision - clarification and details

Contrary to the impression that may have been given by yesterday's front-page story in the Dominion Post, Wellington City Councillors are not set to receive a 9% salary increase after the 2013 elections.

A summary of the existing and proposed arrangements follows.

The total cost to the ratepayers under the new Remuneration Authority proposal (to take effect after the election) will be $1,436,600.

This is an increase of $24,664 pa which equates to a 1.7% increase (compared with an overall increase of 8.9% across the country).

The current pool of money available in Wellington City is $1,411,936 which includes all salaries paid to the Mayor, Councillors and Community Board Members.


Current arrangement

Position

Annual Salary


Mayor

$161,600

Deputy Mayor

$97,430

Chair, Strategy & Policy Committee

$90,325

Chair, Regulatory Processes Committee

$85,220

Chair, Grants Subcommittee

$85,220

Portfolio Leaders (x9)

$722,700

Councillor (x1)

$65,926

Chair, Tawa Community Board

$21,165

Members (5), Tawa Community Board

$42,325

Chair, Makara/Ohariu Community Board

$13,550

Members (5), Makara/Ohariu Community Board

$26,475

TOTAL POOL

$1,411,936

Proposed arrangement (to take effect after the 2013 local authority elections).

Position

Annual Salary


Mayor

$158,300

Councillor (x14) Includes the Deputy Mayor

$1,072,400

Chair, Tawa Community Board

$17,000

Members (5), Tawa Community Board

$42,500

Chair, Makara/Ohariu Community Board

$9,000

Members (5), Makara/Ohariu Community Board

$22,500

Pool for Additional Responsibilities

$114,900

TOTAL COST

$1,436,600

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