NYP– Mayor de Blasio is paving the way for hefty raises for himself and other elected officials.
Hizzoner on Friday announced the formation of three-member advisory commission that will determine whether all city elected officials merit getting pay hikes for the first time in more than eight years. The commission will report its recommendations in November.
When asked whether de Blasio – who earns $225,000 as mayor – believes raises are justified, his spokeswoman Amy Spitalnick said he would “decline” accepting any pay hike “for the duration” of his current term. However, the mayor is leaving the door open to accepting a raise if he gets re-elected in 2017. more