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Fort Lauderdale Politicians Vote To More Than Double Salaries And Add Pension

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Brittany Wallman
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Sun Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale commissioners and the mayor plan to more than double their salaries and add benefits like a retirement plan. The changes would take effect after the next election.

The pay for Fort Lauderdale’s political leaders will more than double after the next election, and future politicians could receive a city pension during retirement, after the City Commission unanimously approved the enhancements Tuesday night.

The current salary for the mayor is $35,000. Commissioners make $30,000. The new salaries start at $78,840 for the mayor, a 125% increase, and $65,700 for commissioners, a 119% increase. Raises will be given each year, automatically, reports the Sun Sentinel.

Commissioners previously agreed they wanted annual raises to be automatic, so they wouldn’t have to publicly revisit the issue each year.