D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson
Under the new bill, which was moved on Friday, the D.C. Mayor can
get a salary hike of 20 percent, which means she’ll be paid a yearly salary of $220,000.
The Mayor, Council Chairman
Mendelson said he’s pushing for the salary hike since the Mayor’s salary has remained unchanged at $200,000 since 2007. As per the law of the district, the mayor’s salary cannot be raised while she is serving her current term. The salary of council chairman and
If the new legislation is passed, the D.C. Mayor will be the
fifth highest paid chief executive, according to The Post. Presently the Mayor
of San Francisco is the highest paid mayor in the country, earning about $301,000
The bill will still have to pass through the normal
legislative procedure in order to be passed, according to DCist. A public
hearing on the bill is likely to be held in November.