Newton City Council President Marc Laredo is seeking volunteers from the
business and nonprofit communities to serve on a new commission that will be examining the compensation of Newton’s elected officials.
The city council passed a resolution on Oct. 1 asking the Council President to appoint a Blue Ribbon Commission to examine the salaries and benefits
that Newton’s elected officials (mayor, council and school committee) and to make recommendations for future changes to those salaries and benefits.
Newton’s mayor receives a salary of $125,000 a year for full-time service. Council members each receive a stipend of $9,750. School committee