Salaries al­tered

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

‘‘It’s not per­sonal,’’ Porirua deputy mayor Liz Kelly was as­sured as her salary was cut by $2740 at last Wed­nes­day’s coun­cil meet­ing.

Ms Kelly’s pay was re­duced from $40,288 to $37,546, or from 40 per cent more than a coun­cil­lor’s $28,882 salary, to 30 per cent more.

Mean­while, Te Komiti chair­man Euon Mur­rell had his salary in­creased by $1574 to $37,546, tak­ing his pay from 25 per cent more than a coun­cil­lor’s salary to 30 per cent more. Coun­cil­lors’ salaries in­creased by $106 each as a re­sult of money left over.

The new salaries were voted in 12-2 by coun­cil last week, with only Rob Rangi sup­port­ing Ms Kelly’s bid to re­tain her salary.

Coun­cil­lor ‘Ana Cof­fey had rec­om­mended the salary changes and as­sured Ms Kelly last week they were a re­flec­tion of the in­creased work­load for Mr Mur­rell since mid-2011, when Te Komiti started meet­ing fort­nightly rather than ev­ery six weeks.

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