The Mayor and the rest of Quesnel City Council is getting a raise.
As per policy, Council indemnities are going up in line with what the Consumer Price Index was in September, which this time amounts to 2 percent.
The Mayor will now get $44,302 and change, which is up about 869 dollars from the previous year.
The six Councillors will now get $15,200 each, an increase of roughly 298 dollars.
The total impact on the budget is around $2,750.
The policy is intended to take the politics out of the outcome and to prevent a situation where a local politician has to decide whether or not to give themselves a raise.
Quesnel Council received a 1.8 percent increase back in 2016 but chose not to take an increase in both 2014 and 2015.