Lithonia City Hall
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Photo: J.D. CAPELOUTO/JDCAPELOUTO@AJC.COM

Lithonia City Council votes to raise their own salary, mayor’s pay

The top elected officials in the small city of Lithonia voted Monday to increase their pay.

The mayor and five City Council members, which are part-time positions, currently make $7,800 and $4,080, respectively, per year. Following the unanimous vote at Monday’s work session meeting, Lithonia’s mayor will make $10,800 a year and the Council will make $5,400.

The raises go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, after this November’s election. Mayor Deborah Jackson and two of the councilors, Fred Douglas Reynolds and Shameka Reynolds, are up for reelection. 

The eastern DeKalb County city is less than one square mile and has a population of about 2,000.

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