Salary Review Commission public hearing March 22

Vancouver’s Citizen’s Commission on Mayor/City Council Salaries has scheduled its fourth meeting and public hearing for Thursday, March 22, at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 415 W. 6th St., 1st Floor, Aspen Conference Room. Parking is available for visitors in the building’s south visitor parking lot. If this lot is full, parking is available on-street. Visitors are welcome to check in with the information desk upon arrival.

The commission was established by a city charter section approved by Vancouver voters in 1994. The commission is comprised of five members of the community who are appointed by the mayor, subject to approval by the city council. The commission’s purpose is to study the relationship of salaries to the duties of the mayor and city council members, and to set their salaries.

Salary reviews are performed on a bi-annual basis to coincide with the city’s budget cycle. The commission must file the schedule of salaries for the Mayor and Council members with the City Clerk by May 1 for inclusion in the 2013-14 budget.