Mayor’s staff pay cut won’t take effect for six months
Winterized has learned that the .5 percent pay cut Mayor Chris Beutler recently said he and his staff will take won’t take effect until Sept. 1.
That is, assuming Beutler gets re-elected in May. If he weren’t re-elected, he and his staff wouldn’t take any pay cut unless the new mayor were to keep them on as directors and aides. Most mayors keep most of the old cabinet, but aides don’t often stay on, unless they’re from the same party as the outgoing mayor.
Anyway — a city hall source tells me the pay cut will not be effective immediately, but on Sept. 1, most likely to coincide with the beginning of the next fiscal year.