File #: 22-3490    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/16/2022 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 1/9/2023 Final action: 1/9/2023
Title: Proposal to Increase Mayor and Council Salaries Effective Jan. 1, 2024
Attachments: 1. 1. Council Salaries Increase 2023-24 v2, 2. 2. Virginia Code Section 15.2_1414.7 Salaries for Town Council Members and Mayor, 3. 3. Town Charter Sec._4.6.___Council_to_fix_salaries_generally__limitations_on_salaries_of_Mayor_and_Councilmen., 4. 4. Virginia Code Section 15.2_1414.5 Permitted Salaries for City Council, 5. 5. Regulatory Requirements Council Sal, 6. Resolution Mayor and Town Council Salaries DRAFT 12 23 2022
Proposal to Increase Mayor and Council Salaries Effective Jan. 1, 2024

DATE(S) OF PRIOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION OF THIS ISSUE: March 2022 during budget conference work session.


The Mayor's annual salary increased from $6,000 to $7,500 in 2014. The annual salary for each Town Councilmember has been $5,000 for much longer. A chart of other local, comparable jurisdictions is attached. Most have increased their salaries in the past several years, and Vienna is now the lowest.

Various salary increases have been discussed in past budget discussions, based on the current compensation for elected leaders in surrounding localities. Staff recommends the current Town Council suggest a salary figure to be included in the general fund budget. Any increase would become effective Jan. 1, 2024 for the Mayor and Council elected in Nov. 2023.

Departmental Recommendation: Recommend increasing salaries for the Mayor and Council

Finance Recommendation: Recommend increasing salaries for the Mayor and Council.

Purchasing Recommendation: N/A

Town Attorney Recommendation: Pursuant to the Town Charter and the Virginia State Code, the Town Council may set its compensation to become effective after the next election term. While there are no limits on salaries for Town mayors and councilmembers in Virginia, there are limits based on populations for cities. The Town Attorney has provided that information for informational and discussion purposes. The Town Attorney has also drafted a proposed Resolution if the Town Council wishes to approve new Mayor and Town Council salaries to become effective Jan. 1, 2024.

Town Manager's Recommendation: I recommend the Town Council determine the Mayor and Council salaries for the Mayor and Town Council term beginning in January 2024, at its discretion, in accordance with all State and Town Codes.

Cost and Financing: TBD
Account Number: 100-101-1011-11110-41009
Prior Funding Approval: Ann...

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