February 13, 2020

2020 COLA for Mayors/Legislative Bodies

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 2020. The maximum yearly pay for mayors of home rule class cities and all legislative body members is $77,624.97.

The cost-of-living adjustment used to calculate that increase was 2.3 percent. Although many cities incorporate the COLA from DLG in their budgets, the state-approved COLA is not mandatory for cities.

Learn more about COLAs and view the letter sent by DLG.