Monday, June 13, 2022

City Council members salary totals come in just under 216,000 dollars for 2021

City Council members will receive the 2021 SOFI report
at Monday's  council session
(Photo from past City of PR home mailer)

The 2021 SOFI report on Council remuneration, released on Friday and part of the Agenda for tonight's Council session will reflect the implementation of the program for annual salary increases for the Mayor and council. 

That new focus for civic salary maintenance coming from the adoption of the new regimen two years ago.

The SOFI review for 2021 provides a look at the compensation for Mayor and Council, as well as their total expenses over the last year; in addition. 

Further documentation as part of the SOFI release includes, the annual statements lists of the salaries paid out by the City for those employees making $75,000 dollars or more in compensation.

The documents provided by CFO Corinne Bomben also reviews spending on goods or services for the year ending December 2021.

The 2021 findings provide for a total salary, benefits and expenses level for the Mayor and six council members of $215,982  up from last years total of $195,675

Mayor Lee Brain leads the salary listings for the elected officials, his remuneration and taxable benefits for civic duties listed at $86,349, Mr. Brain also recorded $801 in expenses in 2021. 

That made for a salary increase of $10,909 from last years totals.

When combined his Remuneration, Benefits and Expenses for 2021 come to $87,150

In addition to his Income derived from the City of Prince Rupert, Mr. Brain is also compensated for his work as part of Regional District, those fiscal results from the NCRD have yet to be announced.

When it comes to the city's six Council members, all received $21,472, compensation that is $2,722 more than was noted in last years report.

None of the City's Council members claimed Expenses, but Regional District duties will make for some differences in the final financial results for each individual council member in 2021.


Barry Cunningham (All Totals -- $21,472)

City of Prince Rupert remuneration $21,472 -- Expenses  $0

Reid Skelton Morven (All Totals -- $21,472)

City of Prince Rupert remuneration $21,472 -- Expenses $0

Wade Neish (All Totals -- $21,472)

City of Prince Rupert remuneration $21,472 -- Expenses $0

Gurvinder Randhawa (All Totals -- $21,472)

City of Prince Rupert remuneration $21,472 -- Expenses $0

Nick Adey (All Totals -- $21,472)

City of Prince Rupert remuneration $21,472 -- Expenses $0

Blair Mirau (All Totals -- $21,472)

City of Prince Rupert remuneration $21,472  -- Expenses $0


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As they have in year's past, the City of Prince Rupert does not provide for an expanded or detailed review of the expenses incurred by elected civic officials, using the lump sum totals of the SOFI report towards what is their full disclosure.

Your first glimpse of the SOFI information for 2021 can be reviewed from the Agenda for tonight's Regular Council session,  the full compilation of notes for the session can be found starting on page 38.

The SOFI documentation will be received following tonight's City Council session which starts at 7PM, once received by Council the SOFI statement will be included as part of the complete package of financial information available on the City's Website.

You can also review the salary data for the last eleven years from those archives.

The Salary and Expense review is just one of a number of elements from the SOFI report, as we work our way through the volume of information we'll provide for our overview of the city's notes below:

Civic payroll increases to sixteen million dollars-plus in listings of the 2021 SOFI Report 

A drop from 2020 numbers as the Cost of doing business as the City of Prince Rupert tops 37 million dollars in 2021

More items of note on the City's budget process can be reviewed here, while our archive of articles on past City Council Discussion themes can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget the mayor pockets about another $20,000 from the SQSRD. Pretty good for a high thirty thousand job he ran for.