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Commission to decide adjustments on Toledo mayor, council salaries

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The salaries of Toledo's mayor and City Council members will soon be the subject of review.

By law, every four years the city creates a seven-member Salary Review Commission to make recommendations about the salaries and whether they should increase, decrease or stay the same.

The mayor's salary is currently $122,400. In 2009, the commission reduced the salary from $136,000 to its current level.

Council members make $28,000 annually, with council president making $32,500.

Once formed, the commission will examine the salaries and make recommendations to council.

Opinions vary whether or not city leaders are adequately compensated.

"Considering the times and how the economy is, I think they are. Everyone's biting the bullet right now. We need to stick and stay where we're at," said Vincent Smith.

"I don't feel like the mayor does $122,000 worth of work a year. No," said Brandon Jeffers.

The commission will be charged with filing a report to council by April 1, with June 1 being the deadline for salaries to be set for the next four years.

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