Quesnel City Council is reviewing what they should be paid, but it appears that any changes that may be made will start with the next Council.
Councillor Laurey-Anne Roodenburg says the Policy and Bylaw Committee was looking at two things…
“Whether the increases should be applied over a Council term rather than reviewed annually and then the other piece is whether the increase should be tied to the collective agreement increases or the consumer price index, the CPI adjustments.”
The idea of paying Councillors more for chairing committees was also raised, something Councillor Scott Elliott obviously agreed with…
“For whatever various reasons there are some Councillors that are much more engaged than others, no judgement that’s just a fact of life, and I think if you’re taking time, and this looks into the future, if you’re taking time away from your family, your job I think that there should be a package put together that makes it worthwhile.”
Councillor Ed Coleman suggested doing a comparative with other similar sized communities.
The general consensus seemed to favor that as well as setting pay at the start of each four year term.
The suggestions will now go back to Committee before at some point coming back to Council with some suggestions.