El Paso voters may be asked to consider a pay raise for elected officials

City Council

The El Paso Times reports El Paso city leaders believe a pay raise would attract the best people to run the city and help keep salaries competitive.

The City Council approved reactivating its Ad Hoc Charter Advisory Committee during Tuesday’s meeting.

The committee will work with city officials on recommendations for charter amendments.

But first, the council needs to immediately appoint committee members so that community feedback can begin.

The Times report states a city representative's current annual salary is $29,000.

The mayor's salary is $45,000.

The City Council asked for a $10,000 raise three years ago, but voters never saw that on the ballot.

The council will discuss more details about the process during its next meeting in two weeks.

July 24 is the deadline to submit an ordinance for a special election for Nov. 6.

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