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INDIANAPOLIS — Pay raises are coming for the next members of the Indianapolis City-County Council.

On Monday night, the council approved boosting pay from the current $11,400 to more than $31,000. This is the first council raise in more than 20 years.

“In the 2019 Compensation Study, they compared the Indianapolis council to Nashville, Louisville, Jacksonville, and Denver,” said City-County Councilor Ali Brown (D). “The study showed that Indianapolis has the lowest salary for part-time councilors.”

All five council Republicans voted “no.”

“Though I agree that councilors are grossly underpaid, I would prefer a more conservative approach to this proposal,” said Council Minority Leader Brian Mowery (R).

Once the new council is sworn into office in 2024, the pay raise will take effect.