Members of the Logan City Council will consider a nearly 11 percent pay hike for city elected officials at their meeting on Tuesday, June 7.
LOGAN – With a new fiscal year less than a month away, members of the Logan City Council have slated a workshop session on proposed pay raises for elected officials.
On June 7, council members will consider a pay raise of more than $10,000 for Mayor Holly Daines and a pay hike for more than $1,500 for themselves.
According to proposed Ordinance 22-19, the mayor’s compensation will jump from $102,452 approved last June to $113,721, plus a $6,000 car allowance.
The same document set council members’ compensation at $17,842, plus a $300 car allowance, up from $16,074 approved last year.
In June of 2021, Logan Finance Director Richard Anderson urged city council members to accept a 3 percent pay bump as a necessary step toward bringing compensation of city officials into line with that of peer municipalities throughout Utah.
Last year, Ambrie Darley, the city’s human resources director, emphasized that pay increase for elected officials was in line with the city’s 3 percent increase for all its employees in fiscal year 2021-2022.
Darley said compensation for Logan elected officials lags behind that of other similar municipalities because the local council refused to approve pay hikes for a decade after the nationwide economic collapse in 2008.
But Daines and other council members were up for re-election in November of 2021.
This year’s pay hike will boost their salaries by nearly 11 percent starting July 1.
The City Council will discuss the pay raise in a workshop session at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7. Barring some unexpected change, City Ordinance 22-19 will be approved at the City Council next meeting on Tuesday, June 21.