Peachtree City’s mayor and City Council will get a 20 percent raise starting in January. Courtesy Peachtree City

Mayor, council get raises in Peachtree City

Starting in January, Peachtree City’s mayor and City Council members will get a pay raise for the first time since 2007.

The mayor’s annual salary will go from $18,000 to $21,600; the other four council members will receive $14,400 a year, up from $12,000. The change was first discussed at the July 18 council meeting, with City Manager Jon Rorie noting that other city salaries have been adjusted based on increases in the Consumer Price Index, which currently amounts to 20 percent. The council approved the measure Aug. 15 on a 3-2 vote, with the majority saying the increase is necessary to attract future candidates for public office. Mike King and Phil Prebor, who are both running for re-election, voted against it.

The city’s salary ordinance requires that the mayor’s and council’s pay be reviewed every four years to compare it with other Georgia municipalities of similar size.

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