City of Albuquerque
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File #: OC-22-21   
Type: Other Communication Status: Filed
File created: 11/7/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 11/21/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Citizens' Independent Salary Commission Appointments
Attachments: 1. OC-21
City of Albuquerque
Office of Internal Audit
P.O. BOX 1293, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87103

Interoffice Memorandum October 21, 2022

To: Isaac Benton, President, City Council

From: Nicole Kelley, City Auditor, Office of Internal Audit

Subject: title
Citizens' Independent Salary Commission Appointments

The Accountability in Government Oversight Committee (AGO) voted to appoint Molly Rogers, Kari Sutton, and Michael Garlid to the Citizens' Independent Salary Commission (the Commission). Applicants may still be considered by AGO in order to fill the Commission's remaining vacancy. The Commissioners' names and term end dates are detailed below.

Name Term End Date
Dr. Kent A. Hickman 2025
Molly Rogers 2026
Kari Sutton 2026
Michael Garlid 2026

The Charter of the City of Albuquerque, Article XVIII Citizens' Independent Salary Commission, states, "The Citizens' Independent Salary Commission is created with the authority to set the salaries of the Mayor and Councilors. The Commission has the authority to evaluate the annual salaries and determine whether they should be increased or decreased. The Commission has authority to consider all factors relevant to the salaries.

"(a) The Commission shall consist of five members selected by the Accountability in Government Committee. All members shall be residents of the City of Albuquerque and shall not be an officer, official or employee of the city or an immediate family member of the same. The term of each member shall be for four years, unless a member is selected to fill a vacancy, and no member shall be appointed to more than two terms. The initial terms of members of the newly established Commission shall be staggered; the initial term for two members shall be two years and the initial term of three members shall be four years.
"(b) At least one year prior to each regular municipal election, the Commission shall review the salaries paid by ...

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