Established by the Columbus City Charter, the Citizens’ Commission on Elected Official Compensation shall review and recommend the salary for each elective officer of the city, increasing citizen engagement and accountability in the process of setting future pay rates for elected officials in Columbus.
About the Commission
In November 2014, Columbus voters
overwhelmingly approved a series of ballot issues which amended the
Columbus City Charter. Included among the changes was a mandate to establish
the Citizens’ Commission on Elected Official Compensation to review and
recommend the salary for each elective officer of the city, with the underlying
goal of increasing citizen engagement and adding an additional layer of
accountability to the process of setting future pay rates for elected officials
The five person commission has been charged with reviewing
compensation for the mayor, city council, city attorney, and auditor and will
make salary recommendations including an annual cost of living adjustment which
shall not exceed the average increase in the consumer price index over the last
the Columbus City Charter, setting elected
official salaries will still require a public vote of City Council. Council may
accept and enact the Commission’s recommendations in whole or in part, but no
salary amount may exceed the Commission’s recommendations.
All meetings of the Citizens' Commission on Elected Officials Compensation are open to the public. Dates listed will become videos of the meeting once the meeting is complete.
January 19, 2022
February 2, 2022 at 10a
February 16, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 16, 2022 @ 10a
March 23, 2022 @10a
March 30, 2022 Public Hearing @ 5:30p
March 30, 2022 @10a
April 6, 2022
April 27, 2022 @10a (virtual)
Please review the materials for each meeting here.