PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Phenix City Council and Mayor Sonny Coulter agreed to a pay increase that will double their annual salary.
The unanimous decision came down during a Friday morning work session after a 20 minute debate.
The mayor will now go from making $12,000 a year to about $24,000. While city council will go from making about $9,000 to $21,000.
An act passed by the Alabama Legislature and governor allows city councilors to increase their pay to the same as the Russell County Commission.