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About the Salary Commission
It is the goal of the Salary Commission to base salaries of elected officials on realistic standards so that the elected officials may be paid according to the duties of their offices and so that citizens of the highest quality may be attracted to public service. The Salary Commission shall have the duty, at such intervals as determined by the commission, to review the salaries paid by the city to each elected city official. If after such review the Salary Commission determines that the salary paid to any elected city official should be increased or decreased, the commission shall file a written salary schedule with the city clerk indicating the increase or decrease in salary. Salaries for City Council members shall be uniform. Salary increases established by the Salary Commission shall be effective on the first pay period of the year following the decision of the commission. Salary decreases established by the Salary Commission shall become effective as to incumbent city elected officials at the commencement of their next subsequent term of office.
- Joan Wissmann (Chair)
- Mark Saba
- James Baumker
NOTICE OF 2022 LIBERTY LAKE SALARY COMMISSION DECISION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Liberty Lake Salary Commission has voted to leave the mayor’s salary unchanged at $2,500.00 per month, and increase each City Council member’s salary to $787.50 per month, effective January 1, 2023.
According to RCW 35.21.015, salary increases and decreases shall be subject to referendum petition by the people of the city of Liberty Lake in the same manner as a city ordinance upon filing of such petition with the city clerk within 30 days after filing of the salary schedule. In the event of the filing of a valid referendum petition, the salary increase or decrease shall not go into effect until approved by vote of the people.
ORDINANCE 176-A - Establishing the Salary Commission (Most recent publication, effective 3-6-2019)
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