Sounds as ridiculous as some city councils during Reconstruction. :)
Giving the next Birmingham City Council members a pay raise is not only what's best for the city, but will also offer fair compensation for a part-time job with full-time responsibilities, Council President Johnathan Austin said Tuesday.
At last week's meeting, council members passed an ordinance to raise the annual salary from $15,000 to $50,000, effective in 2017. The increase, combined with slightly less than $10,000 allotted for expenses per council member, means the job will pay nearly $60,000.
The median household income for Birmingham is $31,467, according to U.S. Census figures.
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