The Lewiston City Council is targeting an $80,000 annual salary plus benefits for the mayor if voters approve an initiative to change to a Strong Mayor form of government in the future.
According to the Lewiston Tribune, the proposed compensation package isn’t necessarily set, as the City Attorney will present an ordinance in the coming weeks.
If voters choose to abandon Lewiston’s current city manager form of government, the ordinance will dictate not only the annual salary, but what kind of health insurance, retirement package and other perks will come with the job, and for how many members of their family.
According to City Attorney Jana Gomez, the only qualifications in Idaho state law to run for mayor of a city are to be 18 years of age or older, be a qualified elector in the city they wish to serve by living there for at least 30 days, and be registered to vote. (Lewiston Tribune)