Henderson seeks to raise councilor salaries to $24,000
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Thursday, January 17, 2013
1/17/13 at 7:37 PM
City Councilor Jack Henderson on Thursday proposed increasing city councilors' annual salaries from $18,000 to $24,000.
The proposal also calls for annual cost-of-living increases or the creation of an independent commission to periodically review council salaries.
Henderson, who has long pushed for the salary increase, said before Thursday's meeting that providing cost-of-living increases to councilors would eliminate the need for any future discussion of councilors' salaries.
In 2007, he proposed making the councilor salary $52,500 -- half of the mayor's $105,000 salary.
Councilors' pay was last increased in 2001, from $12,000. It was the first time councilors had received a raise since the City Council was formed in 1990.
Read more in Friday's Tulsa World.
City Councilor Jack Henderson's proposal would raise the salary of councilors by $6,000 to $24,000. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World