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File #: 2019-900    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/14/2019 Final action: 10/14/2019
Title: Ordinance 19-73, An Ordinance of the City of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Establishing the Salary of the Mayor and Councilmembers; Providing for Repeal of Previous Ordinances; Providing for Conflict; Providing for Severability; Providing an Effective Date.
Attachments: 1. Ordinance - Council Compensation, 2. Mayor and City Council Compensation_Updated_082019 (3).pdf, 3. Comparative Analysis - Updated.pdf
Placement: First Reading of Ordinances
Action Requested: Motion / Vote
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Ordinance 19-73, An Ordinance of the City of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Establishing the Salary of the Mayor and Councilmembers; Providing for Repeal of Previous Ordinances; Providing for Conflict; Providing for Severability; Providing an Effective Date.
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Submitted By: Caroline Valentin, Deputy City Attorney

Strategic Plan Link: The City's Mission to provide exceptional municipal services.

Executive Summary (General Business): At the September 26, 2019, regular Council meeting, Council requested that the City Attorney's Office prepare an ordinance to set compensation according to "Option 1" set forth in a detailed compensation analysis prepared by the City Manager's Office.

Presentation Information: A representative of the City Manager's Office will be available to answer any questions.

Staff Recommendation: Move that the Council adopt the attached ordinance.

Alternate Recommendations:
1. Move that the Council amend the recommendation and adopt the ordinance.
2. Move that the Council provide staff direction.

Background: Each municipality sets the compensation of its elected officials. County commissioners and other constitutional officers salaries, on the other hand, are set by state law and a formula that is heavily based on population and other factors including base salary, group rate, annual factor and cumulative annual factor. Florida Statutes, section 145.011, sets forth the legislative intent behind a uniform method of calculation, reasoning that it prevents any haphazard, preferential, inequitable, or unconstitutional methods of calculating such salaries.

The City's Charter at article III, ? 3.04, provides that the City Council "may determine the annual base salary of Councilmembers and the Mayor by ordinance and may further provide for annual automatic adjustments to the base salary so determined. No ordinance increasing the annual base salary shall become ef...

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