Member Presentation: Edmond’s City Council and Mayor’s Compensation

ERC Member Presentation June 28, 2021: Due to the recent action by the Mayor’s Office to change the Edmonds Salary Commission session from every two years to four years, and the subsequent action the Council took and a 4-3 vote to again terminate the Commission after reauthorizing just a few years;  ERC Vice Chair Carl Zapora asked City Council President Susan Paine to review their actions alongside former Salary Commission Chair Jay Grant (2017 – 2020).  Paine declined, stating she could not at this time until she got all the facts.  ERC moved forward and at the Edmonds Civic Roundtable’s monthly member meeting, the former Chair of the City of Edmonds Salary Commission, offered a PowerPoint review of his recent Brief he was submitting to the City Council and Mayor entitled, ” Edmond’s City Council and Mayor’s Compensation – Understanding Law, Facts, and Perspective.”  The Brief offered, in addition to perspective, factual information relating to 2014, 2017, and 2019 Salary Commission sessions.  Highlights included:

  • Edmonds, Snohomish, and Washington State Salary Commissions
  • City elected leaders’ compensation
  • The abolishing in 2014 and reauthorization in 2016 of the Edmonds Salary Commission
  • Outcome consideration and determinations of the Salary Commissions
  • City staff support of the Commission
  • Compensation equity considerations
  • A better way to govern
  • Considerations and expectations of the City Council
  • Council options, now that they are again abolishing the Salary Commission

The Brief is available in the provided link below: