MacKinnon says no to council pay increases

"We’re asking other people to tighten their belts, and we should do the same.”

  • Feb. 17, 2015 8:00 a.m.
Hugh MacKinnon

Hugh MacKinnon

As part of a review of Comox council remuneration for the year, Coun. Hugh MacKinnon put forth a motion to not increase remuneration for one year for both mayor and coun cillor positions.

In a report to council based upon the Consumer Price Index for Vancouver, it was proposed a 0.88 per cent change in the mayoral remuneration from $31,251.75 to $31,529 and a 1.25 per cent increase for councillor from $16,734 to $16,945.

“We should think about keeping costs in line. We’re asking other people to tighten their belts, and we should do the same,” added MacKinnon.

The proposal will be forwarded to council next week for approval.