TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Toledo Mayor Mike Bell and Toledo City Council remain at odds over the issue of administrative pay.
The mayor's original request to increase pay ranges for 70 executives and lawyers was met with a cool reception on council.
On Tuesday, Councilman Mike Collins presented what he calls a compromise plan to increase pay ranges by 10 percent, effective in 2014, with the elimination of pension pick-up benefits and adjusting health care premiums to reflect the new union contracts.
The mayor offered a counter proposal, to raise ranges by 15 percent, effective in 2013. Collins said his goal is to find some middle ground with a majority of council members and make adjustments to administrative pay ranges for the first time since 1998.
"My attempt was to try and fix it, but I think with the administration's step to try to leverage it out from 20 to 15 that may very easily be the kiss of death for this thing and council might just walk away from it," said Collins.
It is not clear if either plan has enough support for council approval. A vote is likely next week.
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