Mayor/city council Salary Review Commission meeting Aug. 16

Press Release Date:
Friday, August 12, 2016
Front of Vancouver City Hall

The City of Vancouver’s Citizen’s Commission on Mayor/City Council Salaries (a.k.a. Salary Review Commission) will hold a public meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.

The meeting will take place at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St. Free parking is available for visitors in the building’s south visitor parking lot. If this lot is full, paid on-street parking is also available. Visitors should check in with the information desk upon arrival.

The Salary Review Commission was established by a City charter section approved by voters in 1994. Salary reviews are performed every other year to coincide with the City’s budget cycle. The commission is comprised of five members of the community who are appointed by the mayor, subject to approval by the Vancouver 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. The commission must file the schedule of salaries for the mayor and council members with the City Clerk by May 1, 2016, for inclusion in the 2017-18 City budget. The commission’s first ordinance was filed on April 20, 2016, but was later repealed by the city council. The commission must reconvene to set a new schedule.

The City of Vancouver’s downtown area is served by C-TRAN routes 2, 3, 4, 25, 30, 32, 37, 41, 44, 47 and 105 Express. Bus schedules are available at City Hall, the Citizens Service Center, and other public buildings. You may reach C-TRAN at 360-695-0123 for information on times, fares, and routes.                       

For more information about the City’s Salary Review Commission, including links to meeting minutes and agendas, visit

Aline Babine, Human Resources Department