Mayor Mike Houston will once again seek City Council approval of pay raises for four lawyers in the city corporation counsel’s office.
Council approval is needed for raises of more than five-percent. But aldermen rejected the request earlier this month, saying the ordinance submitted by the mayor was “too vague.”
The new ordinance spells out specifically how much additional money is authorized. Three of the attorneys would receive an additional $5,000 a year… an increase of between 7 and 9 percent. But the fourth… the lowest-paid of the lawyers… would get an extra $10,000 per year, a nearly 25-percent increase. The new ordinance is on first reading next week.