After the November municipal elections the Covington mayor’s salary will increase by $10,000 per year.

The change comes after a unanimous vote during the city’s Finance & Administration committee meeting Tuesday afternoon.

The position currently pays $75,000 with an $800 per month vehicle allowance and was last raised by the board during the David Gordon administration ahead of the mayoral election in 2014.


The board quickly and unanimously decided against raising their own salaries. Alderman John Edwards said he felt uncomfortable voting to raise his salary while also discussing potential cuts for firefighters in the same meeting.

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