Public Opinion Survey Elected Officials’ SalariesThe City of Bowling Green Elected Officials Salary Task Force has been asked to examine the salaries for the Mayor and City Commissioners and to make recommendations for possible changes to those salaries. We need your input into the recommendation process. We want to know what you think.Here is some background information. Please read before you take the survey.Bowling Green is operated under the City Manager Plan of Government. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all of the affairs of the City. The Mayor and four Commissioners enact ordinances and make policies for the community. In general, the elected officials have other jobs and work "part-time" for the City.The Kentucky Constitution sets the maximum salary for state and local government officers using prescribed formulas and procedures. Based on these procedures, the maximum allowable 2007 annual compensation for Mayors and Commissioners is currently $60, 957.98 per year. This is not a mandatory salary but a maximum amount allowable. It is up to each local government to determine the rate for its elected officials.The current annual salary for Bowling Green's Mayor is $15,426 and $12,855.88 for City Commissioners. In addition, each elected official has the opportunity to participate in the City's health benefits plan, including dental, vision and life insurance, and has the option to participate in the Kentucky retirement system. Elected officials are also given other benefits similar to full-time employees of the City and are eligible for reimbursement of all out-of-pocket expenses incurred while performing their duties as representatives of the City.For more information on the duties and responsibilities of the Mayor and City Commissioners, please refer to the City of Bowling Green Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, as well as KRS 832.150.
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