The Department for Local Government (DLG) recently issued the cost of living adjustment (COLA) to set the increase in maximum mayor and legislative body member pay for 2016. The maximum yearly pay for mayors of home rule class cities and all legislative body members is $71,447.80. The cost of living adjustment used to calculate that increase was 0.7 percent. Although many cities incorporate the COLA from DLG in their budgets, the state-approved COLA is not mandatory for cities.
With questions, contact:
Joseph W. Coleman, Research and Federal Relations Manager
Kentucky League of Cities