Woodland Salary Commission to hold public hearing

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WOODLAND — The Woodland Salary Commission will hold a public hearing to get input from residents about proposed increases in elected officials’ salaries. The hearing is at 6 p.m. Friday in city council chambers, 200 E. Scott Ave., Woodland.

The commission is proposing the following changes to compensation: The mayor will receive $1,000 a month, up from $800 a month currently. City councilors will receive $50 per city council meeting they attend, to not exceed four a month, which is up from the $25 a meeting it currently is. They’ll receive $25 per city membership meeting they attend to not exceed two a month, which is a new compensation.

The commission defines a membership meeting as a meeting in which the councilor is representing the city, and listed some examples as Association of Washington Cities meetings or Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments meetings.