July 12, 2022–6:50 p.m.
The Rome City Commission is expected to vote next month on an amendment to the city charter that would increase the pay of city commissioners and the city school board.
The amendment was placed onto first reading Monday night.
“It will be advertised for three weeks,” Rome City Clerk Joe Smith told commissioners Monday night. “We plan to have it continued on first reading at our next meeting and then scheduled for a vote on Monday, August 8. It’s probably worth noting at this time that if that amendment passes, it will not go into effect until after our next city commission election. Again, the salary change, if approved would actually start in January of 2024.”
If approved, the pay would go from $8,400 to $12,000 a year with the mayor’s salary remaining at 110% of the commissioner’s salary.