It’s a move that surprised no one. The San Diego City Council voted unanimously to reject an increase in pay that would have doubled the salaries.

The proposal had come out of the City’s Salary Setting Commission. And in the opinion of the chair of the Commission, the council and mayor hadn’t received a raise in nearly nine years. More than 3,500 city employees earned more money than the council.

From CBS 8:

The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously rejected a proposal to raise their pay and that of the city’s mayor to more than double their current salaries.

The city’s Salary Setting Commission proposed that council members be paid $175,000 for the next two fiscal years starting July 1, and that the mayor receive an annual salary of $235,000.

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