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Salary Commission public meeting September 29: Discuss City Council salaries

Salary Commission holds September 29 public meeting to discuss possible adjustments to Kirkland City Council salaries

The City of Kirkland Salary Commission is holding a meeting on September 29, 2015, 5 p.m., at Kirkland City Hall Council Chamber to receive public input and discuss possible adjustments to the salaries of the Mayor and Council Members.  

The current salary for the Mayor is $1,428 per month and the current salary for Council Members is $1,122 per month.  In addition, the Mayor and Council Members receive life insurance and have the option of:  1) having the City pay for their participation, as individuals, in the City’s medical, dental and vision benefits programs; or 2) in lieu of receiving medical, dental or vision benefits, be paid an allowance of $300 per month.  The Mayor and Council Members also receive a monthly car allowance of $225.00.

Public comment may be given at the meeting or may be submitted in writing to: Salary Commission c/o City Attorney’s Office at 123 Fifth Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033 or email prior to 5:00 on September 29, 2015. If the Salary Commission elects to change the salaries of the Mayor and City Council Members, it files the salary adjustment with the City Clerk and the adjustment automatically becomes effective. 

The Salary Commission is made up of three residents who are appointed for staggered terms by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. For more information on the Salary Commission go to and search Salary Commission. Or contact Robin Jenkinson, City Attorney at (425) 587-3030. (08.19.15)