There are five members on the Tallahassee City Commission. The four Commissioners earn $42,452 annually, while the Mayor earns twice that amount – $84,850.
The City Commission salary is set by the City's Charter:
Each member of the city commission, except for the mayor, of the City of Tallahassee shall be paid an annual salary equal to one-half (½) of the annual salaryset by state law for members of the Board of County Commissioners of Leon County, Florida.
The Mayor shall be paid an annual salary which shall be the same as that set by state law for the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Leon County, Florida.
Recent history of the conversation on raising the City Commission's Salary:
- Feb. 13, 2020 - City Commission votes 3-2 to look at allowing citizens to vote on their salaries, WCTV
- Feb. 13, 2020 - Pay raise for Tallahassee city commissioners? Voters may get to decide, Tallahassee Democrat
- Feb. 13, 2020 - Should Tallahassee City Commissioners get a raise?, WTXL
- Feb. 16, 2020 - Commissioner Matlow Explains Position on City Commission Pay, Tallahassee Reports