Mayor and Council Salary Increase Will Appear on November Ballot

The Citizens' Commission on Public Service and Compensation (CCPSC) recommended a Nov. 5, 2019 ballot measure to let voters decide on Mayor and Council salary increases. On April 23, the Tucson City Council in voted to put the question on the ballot.

The CCPSC was comprised of seven members who were appointed by the City Manager. The CCPSC held seven meetings between Jan. 29, 2019, and March 11, 2019. They discussed their role on the CCPSC, reviewed materials and data, and prepared a recommendation regarding proposed salary increases for the Mayor and Council. 

The ballot recommendation was finalized and signed by all members. 


The Citizens' Commission on Public Service and Compensation recommends that the City of Tucson's Charter be amended by adjusting the present salaries for the Mayor and Council Members as follows: 

•    Increase the Mayor's salary from $42,000 per year to $63,128
•    Increase the Council Members salaries from $24,000 per year to $42,081

Read the final report and recommendation.