Feedback Wanted for Council Compensation Review
The City of Windsor is currently undertaking a Council Compensation Review for members of the new Council that will be elected this fall. The goal of this review is to ensure that compensation for the newly elected City Council members is reasonable for the duties and expectations of the positions.
The last local compensation review for Windsor’s municipal elected officials was conducted in 2003, and the most recent increase to council compensation was 2005 (1.9%).
Additionally, the federal government’s planned elimination of the current one-third tax-free exemption for elected officials in 2019 will impact Windsor’s elected officials along with those of many other municipalities across the province. The elimination of this tax-free exemption will generally result in a reduction to the take-home pay for elected officials that currently receive the one-third tax free allowance.
For these reasons, an independent compensation review committee made up of community leaders has been formed to review, for the first time in 15 years, the proper level of compensation for municipal elected officials.
Have Your Say:
A short survey has been created to help our local committee understand the position of Windsor residents on this issue and will be followed by a pair of town hall style meetings in August.
Please take 5 minutes to provide your feedback online.
The survey will be open until the end of July.
For those without a computer or access to a computer at one of our local library branches, hard copies of the survey can be accessed at any of our five customer care centres:
Adie Knox Herman Recreation Complex
Optimist Community Centre
Gino & Liz Marcus Community Complex
Forest Glade Community Centre
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