Cape Coral City Council salary, stipend proposed for November ballot

Author: Katiuska Carrillo, Gulfshore Business
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Cape Coral City Council discussed April 11 a referendum for voters to decide if the mayor and Council can establish salaries and compensation through ordinance. 

The proposed referendum comes nearly four months after Council approved a resolution establishing an annual stipend for the mayor and council members. The resolution states the mayor will receive a monthly stipend of $5,000, and each council member will receive a monthly stipend of $3,333. 

City Attorney Aleksandr Boksner evaluated a number of municipalities for a frame of reference when drafting the language for the November ballot. He described the proposed language as stricter than others reviewed, requiring Council, if passed, to have a more in-depth discussion on compensations. 

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