Saginaw City Council Members Reject An Effort To Refuse A Pay Increase

For the first time since 1982, Saginaw City Council members are getting a raise.

Saginaw Mayor Dennis Browning says the $1,600 salary is the lowest in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
He compares it to the $6,000 annual salary for a city commissioner in Bay City and the $18,000 average yearly compensation paid to a Saginaw County Commisioner.

Councilman John Humphreys was unable to get support for his motion Monday night, to reject the raise from $45 to $65 per meeting, recommended by a citizen panel. He said there was a lack of transparency since the pay raise was automatic unless the Saginaw City Council voted to reject it.

The compensation committee eliminated a mileage reimbursement to council members.

The pay increase will start with the November 20th council session.



Petition Language Approved for Saginaw School Board Recall Bridgeport Township Offices Are Relocating Greek Festival In High Gear This Weekend Saginaw Intermediate Schools Seeking Partners For Career And Technical Training Hampton Township Supervisor Confident Of Future After Karn Announcement Public Input Sought on Bay City Bridges