Brampton councilors freeze mayor’s salary
Brampton City councilors unanimously passed a motion on Wednesday to freeze Mayor Linda Jeffery’s salary. But they chose to keep their hefty pay raise and beefed up pensions that they approved recently. A motion seeking to reopen the compensation issue was defeated 6-4 on Wednesday .
The Council accepted the pay hike despite concerns from the mayor that the move would hike city expenses by $500,000 over the term. Councilors agreed to raise their pay from $78,713 to $84,495 (gross), allotted a car allowance of $14,927 starting in 2016 and increased pension contributions (94 per cent), from $5,976 to $11,573 annually.
Mayor Linda Jeffrey, whose salary would rise to $139,374 from $112,307 under the deal, not including wages received for sitting on regional council, opposed restructuring the pay scheme during this current term of office. Council’s new compensation structure will start January 2016.