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File #: 27790    Version: 1 Name: Common Council President
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 9/25/2012 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 11/27/2012 Final action: 11/27/2012
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Repealing and recreating Section 3.50(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to set the salary of the President of the Common Council at half the salary of the Mayor.
Sponsors: Mark Clear
Fiscal Note
The 2013 Common Council Operating Budget request includes approximately $10,500 in salary (or $11,300 including benefits) for the Council President. The projected cost for 2013 is $47,600 (or $51,300 including benefits).
Title
Repealing and recreating Section 3.50(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to set the salary of the President of the Common Council at half the salary of the Mayor.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amendment sets the salary of the Common Council President, effective in April, 2013, at half (50%) of the salary of the Mayor. The salary will be adjusted annually to remain at 50% of the Mayor’s salary.
This section of the ordinances states it is a charter ordinance. But it does not qualify as a charter ordinance since there is no state law that the City is opting out of following. In fact, the ordinance is in conformity with state law. By repealing and recreating this section, it will no longer be styled a charter ordinance.
There is already pending before the Council a related proposed amendment of this section, Legistar No. 27035, to change the method of calculating salary increases for the Mayor and Alderpersons. The Council should consider whether to take up these ordinances together or separately. Any change in the salaries for Alderpersons must be enacted prior to December 1, 2012, in order to be effective in 2013.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
Subsection (1) of Section 3.50 entitled “Salaries of Mayor and Officials” of the Madison General Ordinances is hereby repealed and recreated to read as follows:
“3.50 SALARIES OF MAYOR AND OFFICIALS.
(1) Pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 62.09(6), and except as set forth in sub. (2) hereof, the salaries of City officers are hereby fixed at the rates hereafter indicated and shall not be increased or diminished during the term for whic...

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