Starting in 2014, Mayor David Bieter will earn more more than 20 percent or $18,000 than the $91,229 annual salary he's received since taking office in 2004.
Council members also will make more money. They'll see two raises, one in 2014 and the second in 2015, that cumulatively will increase their yearly salaries from $19,375 to $22,799.
With the same vote that increased their and Bieter's salaries, council members also raised sewer and sewage dumping rates slightly and instituted a $12 onetime fee for new sewer accounts. The goal behind the sewer increases is to generate about $500,000 in additional revenue money earmarked for improvements to the city's sewer treatment plants.
Over the next decade, the federal government will require Boise to cut sharply the phosphorous emissions those plants release.