TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to cut their salaries.
Each council member will temporarily reduce their pay by 6%. Each of the nine council members makes $20,000 a year and the mayor makes $40,000.
Originally the council was going to cut only 3% but wanted to show leadership and offer more.
This is not related to the council considering cutting city staff’s wages by 3%. That will be discussed in a later meeting.
“The hard part we have is that sale tax revenue for the city is, has a 2 month lag,” city manager Brent Trout said. “So we won’t know until June what the impact was in April for the stay at home order.”
Trout said he will get responses from the unions, then discuss what the next steps will be. He said they might up with other options.