Duluth City Councilors Ask for Pay Increase

Come April 8, Commission Considers Pay Raise

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The Duluth City Council last received a pay increase nearly 20 years ago. 

In two weeks 3rd District Councilor Sharla Gardner will ask members of the Duluth City Charter Commission to consider whether it’s time to consider a pay raise.

Proponent for the raise, Linda Krug, says although it’s a part time job there are weeks when councilors put in more than 20 hours. 

“I think that when you raise salaries you make a statement about how much you value work and how important you think it is,” said Krug. 

Councilors pay is currently $833 per month which amounts to nearly $10,000 a year.

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