Tacoma City Manager makes $50,000 more annually than the mayor of Seattle – a fair comparison since both are the decision makers in their city, the only difference is, Seattle voters get to elect theirs and Tacoma City Council appoints ours.
So, Tacoma has the highest paid city manager and city council, do you think Tacoma is getting the best that money can buy? Read the charts for yourself and get a good idea what other cities are paying their councils and city managers.
Contact the Citizen Salary Commission through the City Clerk’s office, (253) 591-5505 or email Doris Sorum <DSORUM@ci.tacoma.wa.us> to be placed on the notification list for the meetings. There are only three or four more meetings to go (Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Rm 12 at 733 Market St,. The commission is on a fast track because the mayor was very in appointing two positions and now the commissioners are facing a Sept. 1, 2015 deadline to submit their recommendation.