City Council members have approved a 68% pay increase for themselves and a 6.8% raise for the city administrator.
In a 3-2 vote, the council raised members' monthly salaries from $295 to $495 effective Dec. 10. City staff members said it was the council's first raise in nine years. Under state law, members of city councils are permitted to receive $500 a month. Members of the Montebello council also receive a $150-a-month expense allowance.