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Citizen Commission on Elected Salaries


Pursuant to Section 2.25 of the City Charter, the City Council shall commence a comprehensive review of the City Charter no less frequently than once every ten years by appointing citizens to a Charter Review Committee.  In 2014 the Charter Review Committee met and forwarded to the City Council amendments to the City Charter.  At the City Council meeting of July 15, 2014, the City Council forwarded 12 proposed Charter amendments to be placed on the November 4, 2014 ballot.   Amended Resolution No 38956 amended Section 2.3 of the City Charter to create a Citizen Commission on Elected Salaries.


Duties and Responsibilities

A Citizen Commission on Elected Salaries will determine the compensation and salary of the Mayor and each Council Member.  The Commission shall set the salary and any salary changes for the Mayor and Council Members.  The salary and any salary changes set by the Commission shall be adopted by the City Council.  The Commission shall meet each year beginning in 2015 in one or more regular or special meetings to carry out its duties set forth in this section.  Determination for any change in the salaries of these elected officials shall be filed with the City Clerk and transmitted to the Council for adoption no later than September 1 of the calendar year.



The Salary Commission shall consist of seven members appointed as follows: Five of the seven Commission Members shall be selected by lot by the County Auditor from among those registered City of Tacoma voters eligible to vote at the time the persons are selected for appointment to the Commission.  There shall be one member selected from each of the City’s Council districts.  The remaining two of the seven Commission members must be residents of the City of Tacoma and shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council.  One person shall have experience in human resource management.  The second person shall have experience in the legal profession.


Current Membership

District 1 - Brandon Kindschy

District 2 - Klaus Nalley

District 3 - David Koenig 

District 4 - Amanda Robison

District 5 - Patricia O'Conner

Human Resources Management - Richard Wilkinson

Legal Profession - Vacant


2015 Decision

2016 Decision

2017 Decision
2018 Decision

2019 Decision

2020 Decision

Staff Support

Staffing support to the Salary commission is provided by the Human Resources Department.

Time and Day

February 1, 2021




March 1, 2021 Special Meeting 6:00Pm



May 3, 2021

6:00pm via Zoom 



August 2, 2021 - CANCELLED - Lack of quorum

6:00pm via Zoom 



August 23, 2021 Special Meeting 

6:00pm via Zoom



November 1, 2021

6:00pm via Zoom




747 Market Street

Tacoma Municipal Building

Conference Room 243 


Staff Liaison

Jamie Olson 
Human Resources

(253) 591-5864