Former Spokane mayor seeking back pay



SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner is requesting back pay for her last two years in office.

Verner voluntarily cut her own pay from $170,000 to $100,000 while in office, but now is seeking to collect an extra $140,000.

The former mayor also wants her pension to reflect the $170,000 she would have been making. That would increase her monthly pension from $1,400 to $2,400.

City officials are considering Verner’s request.