The Grand Jury suggests the process creates a conflict of interest

GRAND JURY PROPOSES CHANGES TO COMPENSATION OF CITY OF SAN DIEGO ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

February 3, 2015 (San Diego) - In the above titled report issued today, the 2014/15 San Diego County Grand Jury found that the process mandated by the San Diego City Charter for setting the salary for the Mayor and Councilmembers is fundamentally flawed. Once every two years, a citizens’ group, the Salary Setting Commission, recommends an appropriate salary for the Mayor and members of the City Council. Councilmembers must then vote to accept, reduce, or reject that recommendation.