§ 5.08. Commission on salaries and emoluments

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  • (a) There is established a commission on salaries and emoluments of elected officials. The commission is composed of five members appointed for terms of four years. The commission shall be composed of at least one business executive, one representative of a nonpartisan voters' organization, one person with experience in public administration, and one representative of a labor organization.

    (b) No member of the commission shall be employed by the municipality during the term for which the member is appointed, nor shall the member hold elective municipal office during the member's term or within one year thereafter.

    (c) The commission shall establish the compensation, including salaries, benefits, and allowances, if any, of elected officials. A decision of the commission to adjust the compensation of elected officials shall not affect seated elected officials, but shall affect those elected officials seated after the election following approval of the decision. A decision of the commission not affecting the compensation of elected officials takes effect at the beginning of the next fiscal year of the municipality. A decision by the commission is subject to initiative and referendum in the same manner as an ordinance.

    (d) The commission shall afford an opportunity for the public to be heard before rendering any decision that changes the compensation of an elected official. At least every two years, but not more frequently than every year, the commission shall review the compensation of elected officials. The commission shall render its decision with respect to salaries not later than 30 days before the end of the fiscal year of the municipality.

(AO No. 94-92, prop. 1, 6-1-95; AO No. 2013-93, prop. 8, 4-1-14)


Public meetings, ch. 1.25; assembly, ch. 2.20; administrative executive organization, ch. 3.20; school board, ch. 29.10; Anchorage Telephone Utility, tit. 30.