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Indy City-County Council Responds To Mayor’s Pay Raises

A proposal requiring public disclosure of pay raises for government employees comes after Mayor Greg Ballard gave raises to his staff.

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The Indianapolis-Marion County Council has approved a proposal requiring public disclosure of large pay increases for city and county employees.

The proposal passed by a vote of 24-5 during Monday night‘s council meeting. It states that any single pay raises of 10-percent or higher, or a combination of raises adding up to 10 percent or more within one year, must be reported to the City-County Council.

The proposal‘s sponsor, Democratic Councillor Brian Mahern, says it would not interfere with an agency‘s ability to grant raises. He says it simply requires that information to be made public. Mahern says the proposal is a result of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard‘s pay raises earlier this year.

The mayor granted raises, averaging 18 percent, to 15 members of his staff.

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