The law would bring additional raises each year through 2021, when the mayor’s salary would become $149,452. Bieter’s salary has stood at $113,059 since 2015.
Bieter did not receive a raise during his first decade in office. He makes less than mayors in cities of comparable size in the Intermountain region. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski earns $183,716, a spokesman in her office said. Spokane Mayor David Condon makes $168,000, a reduction from his 2015 pay of almost $180,000.
Boise’s law also would raise the salaries of City Council members, who have primary responsibility for passing it. Officially, council member is a part-time position with a salary this year of $22,799, the same as it has been since 2015.
The law has been read in public twice. It likely will come before the council Tuesday for a final reading and vote.
This year, Mayor David Bieter will make less than most of Boise’s department heads. That could change in the years to come, with Bieter in line to receive raises.
Mayor’s Chief of Staff
Planning & Dev Services Dir
Parks and Recreation Director
Finance & Administration Dir
Human Resources Director
Chief Information Officer
Public Works Director
Dir of Community Engagement
Director of Arts and History