City Councilors Boost Own Pay to $99,500

Boston’s City Council voted today to give itself nearly a 14 percent raise next year, elevating councilors’ salaries to $99,500.

According to Universal Hub, “Councilor Matt O’Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), who had voted against an earlier pay raise, said he would vote for this raise as a compromise — Council President Bill Linehan has urged a six-figure salary — but said that he and [Councilor Ayanna] Pressley would file a proposed ordinance to link councilor pay to the average household income of Boston residents going forward.”

The pay raise would have gone into effect next week even without a formal vote, but Councilor Michael Flaherty urged the council to take action today.

Read how each councilor voted on Universal Hub and the Boston Globe.