Grover Beach council to grant itself pay raise

The Grover Beach City Council voted 4-1 Monday in favor of doubling the amount of money council members receive and to grant the mayor an even larger raise.

Currently, Grover Beach council members, including the mayor, receive $300 monthly salaries, or stipends. Their compensation is the lowest among all city councils in San Luis Obispo County.

Council member salaries range from $405 a month to $1,200 a month in the six other SLO County cities. Mayors are paid salaries of between $405 and $1,500.

Under the proposed changes, Grover Beach council members would receive $600 monthly salaries, and the mayor would be paid $750 a month. The council decided to table separate proposals to grant itself medical coverage and tablet devices.

Councilman Jeff Lee cast the dissenting vote on the pay raises. Lee has opened a mayoral campaign for 2018.

Monday’s hearing was the initial reading of a revised ordinance on council member compensation. Before the raises go into effect, the council must vote in favor of the ordinance once more.

Please, be respectful of others. Attack ideas, not users. Personal insults, shill or troll accusations, hate speech, and other uncivil comments will be removed. The comments posted represent the opinion of the writer and do not represent the views or policies of the website.

One Comment about “Grover Beach council to grant itself pay raise”

  1. insidelookingout says:

    Uintended consequences of being released from PG&E? Will the fleecing of our pocketbooks ever end by our government. When they all signed on they knew what the terms were. I think the 100% increase shows exactly where their mind set is. How about paying off all of the unfunded liabilities instead of adding to the problem?

Comments are closed.