The Detroit Elected Officials Compensation Commission unanimously approved the increases at a meeting Monday evening.
Detroit’s regular council members earn just under $77,000 dollars per year.
The Elected Officials Compensation Commission heard comments from numerous citizens, out-spoken about the possibility of pay raises for council members.
Detroit exited municipal bankruptcy several months ago, and some city officials believe it’s time for them their own financial reward. The city council last got a raise in 1999.
A dispute over historic buildings in downtown Detroit could lead to a delay in moving forward with the new Red Wings arena.
The Detroit City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a plan to transfer daily operations to elected officials while retaining the state-appointed emergency manager to oversee bankruptcy matters until they are resolved.
Members of the Detroit City Council hit the road over the weekend for a retreat with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to talk about the city’s upcoming agenda.
Detroit’s bankruptcy proceeding have delayed Mayor Mike Duggan’s budget address before the Detroit City Council.
Detroit City Council has approved the privatization of garbage pickup, a $122 million move officials say won’t save money but will improve and expand service.
Mays served a year of probation after pleading guilty in 1987 to felonious assault, after threatening a man with a gun. Mays said the man threatened his life.