5 thoughts on “City Council Salaries: Is It Time for a Change?

  1. It is definitely time for San Antonio to pay its civic leaders. This is essentially a full time job. At present we select for retired individuals, independently wealthy or those married to a second source of income to serve on council. This excludes a wide swath of individuals who could provide a diversity of views and opinions.

    The Charter Review Commission (or whatever process the council ends up using for input) and the city as a whole (if the council puts this to a vote for a Charter amendment) needs to pay our city council and mayor.

  2. Excellent article and topic for discussion Heather. It’s time for us to revisit the issue of council pay now. We pay our council 1/25th of what Fort Worth pays theirs and Fort Worth is half the size of San Antonio.

    Serving on City Council is a full-time job worth more than a maximum of $1040 per year. Current pay standards are antiquated and unacceptable.

  3. ONE WAY TO PAY FOR THE COUNCIL SALARY IS TO DO AWAY WITH THE TEAM THAT RUNS THE CITY AND DOES NOT LET COUNCIL GET ITS WORK DONE—THE CITY MANAGER AND HER ASSISTANT CITY MANAGERS–THEY PULL IN RIGHT AT ABOUT $2 MILLION A YEAR—SO THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF COUNCIL AND THE POLICE AND FIRE—

  4. I was under the impression the city manger ran this city not the council.
    Did anyone look into how much the city council gets for staffing ?

    does is mean you will raise the pay for the people who sit on the commissions as well ? This is not a simple subject please do more research

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