HONOLULU (AP) – A group within the Honolulu Wages Commission has recommended that Mayor Rick Blangiardi, city council members and other senior officials not receive any salary increases this year, according to a report.
The Honolulu Wages Commission is responsible for setting the salaries of senior officials, including the mayor and deputy directors of the department.
The authorized interaction group, which consists of three commissioners, has been asked to analyze the consumer price index and historical salary adjustments to make a recommendation on any potential changes, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
“It is the recommendation of the PIG 2021 that no salary increase be granted to any appointee whose salary is determined by the salary commission as of July 1, 2021,” member David Hayakawa told the commission on Friday. plenary.
The committee is now expected to hold a public hearing on the wage adjustment in March.
The group recommended keeping wages at the same level due to slow negotiations between public workers and the city and state government over collective agreements that will expire on June 30, Hayakawa said.
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