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File #: 2022-2103   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/5/2022
Title: Adoption of Resolution Calling for the Holding of a Consolidated Municipal Election in the City of Alameda on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Submitting a Proposed Charter Amendment to Revise the Salary of Mayor and City Councilmembers, Establishing the Policies and Procedures for Such an Election, Requesting that the County of Alameda Conduct Such an Election and Authorizing City Councilmembers to File Written Arguments For or Against the Measure. (City Clerk 10022022)
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Correspondence, 3. Presentation
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Adoption of Resolution Calling for the Holding of a Consolidated Municipal Election in the City of Alameda on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Submitting a Proposed Charter Amendment to Revise the Salary of Mayor and City Councilmembers, Establishing the Policies and Procedures for Such an Election, Requesting that the County of Alameda Conduct Such an Election and Authorizing City Councilmembers to File Written Arguments For or Against the Measure. (City Clerk 10022022)
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City Council will consider adoption of a resolution authorizing submittal of a ballot measure to the voters on November 8, 2022. The resolution also authorizes the City Council, or members thereof, to submit arguments concerning the measure.

BACKGROUND

In 2020 Councilmembers Daysog and Knox White served as a subcommittee to review potential Charter amendments. One proposal addressed an increase in City Council compensation. On June 2, 2020, the City Council approved having the matter return to place the measure on the November 8, 2022 ballot.

DISCUSSION

The recommendation from 2020 was to have the City Council salary be determined by the City Council in an amount not to exceed 30% of the salary for "All Occupations, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward CA Area." To provide perspective, the median salary for "All Occupations, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward CA Area" in 2021 was $86,590 (30% = $25,977). Since Charter Section 22-9 prohibits the Mayor and Councilmembers from increasing their compensation during their current term of office, the increase does not go into effect until January 2025, but the City Council could adopt a resolution setting the salary prior to January 2025.

Election Code Section 1415 establishes when Charter proposals c...

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