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File #: BL2021-675    Version: Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Third Reading
File created: 3/5/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 5/18/2021 Final action:
Title: An ordinance to amend Chapter 3.52 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to elected official compensation.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, Joy Styles, Emily Benedict, Brandon Taylor
Attachments: 1. Substitute BL2021-675
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An ordinance to amend Chapter 3.52 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to elected official compensation.

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WHEREAS, ? 18.05 of the Metropolitan Charter provides that the salaries paid to the Mayor, Vice Mayor, and members of the Metropolitan County Council ("Council") may be changed by the Council as a part of the general pay plan, but shall not be increased or diminished during the period for which they shall have been elected; and
WHEREAS, a compensation assessment should be conducted at least once per Council term to better inform the Council regarding the appropriate amount of compensation for Councilmembers based upon the duties of the job and comparative relationship with the salaries of legislative bodies in comparable cities.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. Chapter 3.52 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following new Section 3.52.020:

3.52.020 Elected official compensation assessments required.
At least once per four year Council term, the Metropolitan Department of Human Resources shall conduct an elected official compensation assessment and shall recommend to the Civil Service Commission the appropriate level of compensation for Councilmembers, the Vice Mayor, and the Mayor, which shall be included as part of the general pay plan for Metropolitan Government employees. Such assessment shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. An examination of the salaries of Councilmembers, Vice Mayor, and Mayor, or the equivalents thereof, in cities that are comparable in size to the Metropolitan Government.
2. Recommendations regarding whether and to what extent the salaries of the elected officials should be modified starting with the next Council term, taking into account:
a. The duties of the job;
b. The comparative relationship with the salaries of similar classifications in comparable cities;
c. The size of the local legislat...

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