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Council Drops Pay Raise Idea
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Riverbank City Council members quickly rejected a proposal to raise their own pay in a Monday night decision.

In general law cities, the salary of council members is controlled by the Government Code, which permits council to establish by ordinance a salary up to a ceiling determined by the city's population, said staff.

In Riverbank the current salary per month is $350 for members and $400 for the mayor, established in 2004.

Salaries may be increased by council action by an amount not to exceed five percent for each calendar year since the last adjustment.

With only mayor Chris Crifasi, Virginia Madueno and David I. White present, the council quickly dropped the idea.

Madueno asked which councilmember suggested the raise and was told it was Dave White.