Mayor Peter Kelly is now saying no to his latest raise.
Effective Monday, Kelly was receiving a four per cent increase to his salary, bringing it to $144,962. Councillors are now getting a 1.6 per cent pay hike to a total salary of $72,357.
But Tuesday afternoon, Kelly announced in a media release he was turning down this latest yearly raise and recommending to regional council they review the current formula for setting its stipends.
“I do not plan to take the money from the taxpayers of Halifax Regional Municipality,” Kelly says in a release.
The release also says the mayor was contacted by “numerous residents” who were “unhappy with the latest round of salary increases.”
For the complete story, see Wednesday’s edition of Metro Halifax.