The city’s Compensation Commission is seeking public comments about annual compensation for the Mayor and Council.
The commission is soliciting public input through an online survey and will hold a public forum to hear from city residents from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 11 in the Mayor and Council chambers at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.
The survey and May 11 public forum will ask residents to answer the question: “Do you believe that the current compensation for Mayor and Council is reasonable? If not, please explain. Currently, the annual stipend is $37,560 for the mayor and $30,483 for councilmembers.”
City residents can also answer the question using the survey at www.rockvillemd.gov/103/Compensation-Commission, where they can learn more about Mayor and Council compensation and about the commission.
The commission’s five members must be City of Rockville residents or have a place of business in the city. By ordinance, the commission is required to convene every four years and provide a recommendation to the Mayor and Council by June 30. Any change in compensation would not take effect until after the following election.