EVERETT – The city’s salary commission is suggesting pay raises for Everett’s mayor, City Council members and municipal court judges.
The first of two public hearings on the proposed salary increases is at 7 tonight in City Council Chambers, 3002 Wetmore Ave.
The commission is considering making the salary of Everett’s municipal court judges equal to that of a Washington District Court judge. Currently, full-time Judge Timothy Odell makes $118,464 a year, and part-time Judge David Mitchell earns $65,155 a year. Their salaries would be adjusted on the same dates and by the same amount as the district judges. Mitchell’s part-time salary would be prorated.
Starting next year, the commission proposes the City Council member’s salary of $20,675 be increased by 90 percent of the change in the Consumer Price Index.
The mayor, too, would receive a raise in his $126,290 salary in 2006 – also 90 percent of the Consumer Price Index.
The volunteer citizens’ commission meets every two years to evaluate the salaries of elected officials The second hearing will be April 26.