Council compensation is on the agenda

By on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla City Council holds its regular meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Topping the agenda is city council compensation. The council can either approve an ordinance to change council compensation, approve an ordinance to establish a salary commission, or take no action.

Current compensation, which was enacted in May 2007, is $400 a month for council and $500 a month for mayor. In February 2018, the council considered another ordinance which would have increased compensation for council members to $600 per month and $800 per month for mayor, but that motion failed.

Also on the agenda, the council will consider authorizing replacement of seven police patrol vehicle mobile computers at a cost not to exceed $42,000 through a cooperative purchasing agreement. The current laptop computers that have been used for the past two and half years are experience significant failures on a routine basis.  Most times, a complete reboot is required.

The Walla Walla City Council has resumed meeting in the council chambers.  Due to distancing requirements and occupancy restrictions, there are 30 seats available for the public to attend.  After these seats are taken, any overflow may hear and see the meeting in the Fulton Room at the Walla Walla Police Department, 54 E. Moore St. The council meeting will also be streamed on the city’s website and the public may participate via Zoom.  Meeting ID is 890 2708 3321.