A commission dedicated to examining the salaries of elected officials in the City of Buffalo has recommended salary increases for several elected officials.
The Citizens Salary Review Commission is recommending increases to the salaries for the mayor, the comptroller, Common Council members and Board of Education members.
The Common Council has until June 15 to approve, reject, or modify the recommendations.
The salary recommendations made by the commission are as follows:
- Mayor – salary increased to $158,500, from $105,000.
- Comptroller- salary increased to $119,500 from $88,412
- Council members (full time)- salaries increased to $75,000 from $52,000.
- Board of Education members- annual stipend increased to $10,000 from $5,000.
The members of the 2019 commission were appointed by the Board of Review, which consists of Mayor Byron Brown, Common Council president Darius Pridgen, and acting comptroller Vanessa Glushefski.