February 2016 News Archive

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Cost of living adjustment reduced for Council

February 29, 2016 7:28 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

City Council approved a 1.5 per cent salary increase for Council salaries at tonight’s City Council meeting. This increase is effective July 1, 2016.

City Council salary rates are determined by policy which would have resulted in an increase of 2.8 per cent effective January 1, 2016.

“Three years ago, Council set policy to determine Council salary adjustments and help avoid Council voting on their own salaries. Keeping the realities of the economy front of mind, tonight Council voted to reduce the policy directed 2016 adjustment of 2.8 per cent to 1.5 per cent and effectively freeze salaries for the first two quarters of 2016,” said Mayor Tara Veer.

For more information, please contact:

Mayor Tara Veer
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8154

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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