Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). CBC News analyzed the salaries for mayor and councillors in every municipality in B.C. Prior to being elected last year, the 32-year-old was on the city's advisory committee for determining a new salary for mayor and councillors. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. A $8,968 additional one-time payment for each councillor. Younker put forward a proposal to raise the salary of councillors in Revelstoke over three years to $25,000 from $15,000, and the salary of Mayor Gary Sulz to $75,000 from $30,000. Seven members; Appointed by Mayor Current Board Members. Cori Ramsay. A $6,000/per year discretionary fund for research support and constituency management functions for each councillor. A $3,048 annual supplement for extended health coverage for the mayor and each of the 10 councillors. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Four of the five highest-paid employees at B.C.’s universities and colleges work at the University of B.C., according to The Vancouver Sun’s exclusive database of public-sector salaries. Justin is the Municipal Affairs Reporter for CBC Vancouver, covering local political stories throughout British Columbia. Commissioners must be registered voters and city residents. "I would probably not vote to give myself a raise. Vancouver City Council; Vancouver Park Board; Citizen involvement; Jobs and careers. Vancouver allocates 0.0006 percent of its budget toward the mayor’s salary, and 0.0005 for the mayor pro tem and council. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Ben Isitt, who put forward the proposal. People want municipalities to be supportive of arts and culture. Council meetings are live-streamed on our website. Comments are welcome while open. "There's a lot of good people in town that want to run but they can't run because, at the end of the day, they can't support their families," Younker said. "The reality is that council members who rely on their council remuneration have a lot of difficulty making ends meet," said Victoria Coun. After the federal government removed a rule that allowed municipal politicians to claim one-third of their compensation tax-free, most cities and towns passed bylaws increasing pay so politicians wouldn't see a reduction in their take-home salary. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). "If we expect our mayor to work full-time, and you ... want the mayor to be at all these meetings and chairing meetings with ministers, we need to pay appropriately," said Revelstoke Coun. Quite honestly, it's super contentious," said Prince George Coun. The study found Vancouver city councillors were paid less than councilors in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Missisauga, Winnipeg and Brampton. It's also a barrier to recruiting younger people to run in the first place. Your IP: 184.108.40.206 A $3,048 one-time payment for the mayor and each of the councillors. Purpose. Comments are welcome while open. Ramsay says balancing her $37,466 elected position with her second job is difficult — she's taken 26 unpaid days off this year because of council duties — but she won't be pushing for a raise. A one-time payment of $10,407 to the chair of the park board. While Younker and Isitt are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, they agree the relatively small compensation causes problems for younger councillors who often require second jobs. City of Vancouver cutting salaries for non-unionized employees; BC reducing majority of commercial property tax bills by average of 25%; The salary reduction for staff, the mayor, and city council members is expected to last until mid-December but will be revisited should the city’s financial situation change. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. But what unites them at the moment is a debate over whether local politicians should be paid more than they currently are. But the average mayor in B.C. We operate meetings from the Council Chambers at City Hall but the mayor, councillors, staff, and rezoning applicant representatives participate remotely. While the proposed salary increases in Victoria and Revelstoke are immense, the vast majority of mayors and councillors have seen pay raises — albeit smaller ones — in the last two years.