Palmdale Approves $600 Raise for Mayor

The mayor of Palmdale will begin making more than other City Council members in April, when a $600 raise will boost the mayor's pay to $1,000 a month.

Without discussion, the council voted 5 to 0 Monday night to grant the raise, which will take effect after the April election.

A city staff report said the raise is intended to compensate the mayor for having more duties than council members.

Council members earlier this year voted to increase their $400 monthly salaries to $600 beginning in April.

Mayor Pete Knight has not said whether he will seek reelection.

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