Beaumont city council to consider raise for top officials

The Beaumont City Council will consider pay raises for two of the city's top officials.

Council members are set to decide Tuesday on a possible  3% pay increase for the city manager and city attorney.  The increase, is approved, would be more than the 2% other city employees have received this year.

The base salary for City Manager Kyle Hayes will go up to $177, 692 per year. He would also receive a monthly car allowance of just over $833 and an administrative allowance of $500 per month.  The city would also make an annual contribution of 17,500 on his behalf to the international city-county management association's deferred compensation program which is a retirement fund.

As for City Attorney Tyrone Cooper, his salary would go up to $149,932 a year. He would get the same amount as Hayes for a car allowance and his administrative allowance would be $100 per month.  The city would contribute 23,000 annually on his behalf to the retirement fund.

12News was told that this year's five cent hike in the tax rate is unrelated to the pay raises, and that the tax increase will go to repay $42,000,000 the city was loaned for street repairs and other infrastructure.



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