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Independent Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials ensures that Mesa's elected officials will be compensated at a level that (1) is reasonable, (2) is likely to attract competent and effective people to serve in public office, (3) makes public service possible for every eligible citizen, not just those whose financial status enables them to serve, and ( 4) takes into account the financial circumstances of the City.
 
Commission Duties:
The Commission shall determine the compensation of the Council and the Mayor based on comparative information regarding the compensation of elected officials of municipalities in the United States, as well as any special circumstances or issues that the commission deems appropriate.
 
Eligibility of Commission Members:
Commission members shall be residents of the city of Mesa and shall be eighteen (18) years old or older. No member of the Commission shall be, or within two (2) years prior to service on the Commission have been an employee of the City of Mesa. No member of the Commission shall be serving, or within (2) years prior to service on the Commission, have served, as an elected official for the City of Mesa.


Staff Contact:
Linda White
480-644-4598