A few weeks ago the City of Vancouver published the remuneration and expenses for all City Councillors. On Friday, May 7th, Metro Vancouver released the salaries (click here for revised document, warning 30 MB) of those members of Council who represent the City as a Director or as an Alternate Director. How much did members of Vancouver City Council earn in 2014?
Mayor Robertson was the top wage earner, with his salary and expenses totalling $181,261 from the City of Vancouver and Metro. Councillor Raymond Louie took second spot on the wage ladder, with a combined total of $138,829. Councillor Deal was third at $111,528 while Councillor Stevenson was in fourth place at $106,586.
On the bottom end of the combined salary and expenses scale were Councillors Elizabeth Ball ($81,023), Adriane Carr ($77,947) and George Affleck ($77,436) for the Councillors who were re-elected last year. Former Councillor Tony Tang’s total wages and expenses were $73,540 for a partial 2014 year.
Robertson had a poor attendance record at Metro Vancouver; this is reflected in his salary from the GVRD Board. The highest expense totals were claimed by Councillor Louie ($32,920), Councillor Stevenson ($25,859), Mayor Robertson ($23,901) and Councillor Deal ($19,079). Below is a table summarizing the base salaries and expenses for members of City Council in 2014:
|Name||Base CoV Salary||MetroVan Salary||Total Salary (CoV+Metro)||Expenses (CoV+Metro)||Total|
Date sources: (1) 2014 City of Vancouver Statement of Financial Information (2) Metro Vancouver 2014 Statement of Financial Information (32mb document, 2014 SOFI begins on page 442, salaries page 453)
Members of Vancouver City Council may be receiving further income as part of their appointments to other Boards and agencies. Councillor Raymond Louie revealed that he received compensation for being the Chairman of the PNE in his 2014 disclosure. Councillor Kerry Jang received additional compensation from EasyPark and the UBCM. It’s worth noting that a number of appointments to advisory boards or panels do not come with extra remuneration.
Ballem top wage earner in 2014. City of Vancouver spent $431 million on salaries, releases list of employees earning over $75,000 (April 27, 2015)
Vancouver City Council salaries and Metro Vancouver Director salaries for 2013 (June 28, 2014)