Sandbox-December 3, 2018 City Council regular meeting
Proposed City Charter Amendment on City Council Compensation
Public Hearing/Resolution| 1st of 1 reading | Consider a proposal to amend Section 5 of the Charlottesville City Charter
- Issues: City Charter Amendment; Public Hearing
- On motion by Wes Bellamy, seconded by Kathy Galvin, Council authorized that a request be made of state legislators to amend the City Charter to allow City Council to set its own compensation. The General Assembly must approve charter changes because Virginia is a Dillon Rule state, meaning localities only have powers specifically granted to them by the state legislature. Currently, councilors make $18,000 a year and the mayor makes $20,000 a year. The range is the maximum allowed under state guidelines.
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