Civic politicians bolster pay with Metro committee work

North Van City Voices

We have previously posted details of salary and expenses for 2014:   Final Council expenses for the 4th quarter of 2015 are not yet posted by the CNV.

From the Vancouver Sun Apr 21:

Source: Civic politicians bolster pay with Metro committee work

West Vancouver’s mayor is calling for a review of the annual stipends paid to the mayors and councillors who sit on Metro Vancouver’s board of directors, after a total of $840,019 in compensation was doled out in 2015.

Mayor Mike Smith, who earned an extra $11,129 and $130 in expenses as a Metro director last year, said he was astounded at some of the large sums collected by other mayors and councillors, who are paid for heading various committees such as garbage, parks and utilities, as well as for attending meetings and conferences, some of them overseas.

Besides the $840,019 paid out in base salaries, which amounts to a slight increase of 1.3 per cent…

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