New York Daily News

January 14, 2016, 2:39 PM

  

 

Mayor de Blasio OKs recommended raise of nearly $26,000 for City Council members, but he’ll pass on his own salary bump

BY JENNIFER FERMINO

COREY SIPKIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The commission said the mayor’s pay should increase from $225,750 to $258,750, but de Blasio has repeatedly said he won’t take a raise this term.

Lawmakers are one step closer to getting their first pay raise in a decade — to the chagrin of the city’s largest NYPD union.

Mayor de Blasio on Thursday signed off on the findings of the three-member body that recommended raises for elected officials, one of the last steps needed for the wage hikes to go through.

De Blasio convened the Quadrennial Commission late last year.

He sent a letter to the City Council saying he formally accepted the commission’s recommendations, paving the way for the Council to craft legislation authorizing the raises.

The mayor also said he supports the Commission’s ethics forms recommendations, including largely limiting outside income for Council members and banning extra pay for chairing Council committees.

A spokesman for the City Council said Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is reviewing the report and mayor’s response.

The commission recommended raising City Councilmembers salaries by $25,815, which would bring them up to $138,000 a year.

It also said the mayor’s pay should increase from $225,750 to $258,750, but de Blasio has repeatedly said he won’t take a raise this term.

The president of the NYPD’s largest police union blasted the lawmakers for mulling raises for themselves when cops received just 1% pay hikes in their last round of contract negotiations.

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch called it “an abomination and an insult to every police officer in this city.”

“How dare they accept these unconscionable increases while underpaying the very men and women who put their lives on the line to protect them,” said Lynch.