Kenner proposes raises for mayor, police chief
KENNER - Kenner officials are trying to increase the annual pay for the mayor and police chief by more than 50 percent.
City Councilman Keith Conley says he proposed a pay increase ordinance because salaries for those posts were "stagnant." He says the mayor's and chief's salaries have not been increased since 1997 and have not kept pace with surrounding municipalities.
The proposed change would be effective after the 2018 municipal elections. It also calls for automatic pay raises every four years starting in 2022.
Under the plan, the mayor's pay - now $72,500 - would rise to $111,129; the police chief's $68,500 salary would jump to $105,280.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the ordinance was introduced during Thursday's City Council meeting. It comes up for a vote Dec. 3.