On Monday, the mayor of Springfield could receive a $40,000 a year pay raise, which would go into effective Jan. 1.
According to CBS 3 media partner Mass Live and The Republican, city council could give final approval when they meet Monday night.
The position of mayor has not seen a raise in 17 years, and officials said approximately 120 city and school employees earn more than the mayor of Springfield.
They gave first-step approval at its last regular meeting on Oct. 7.
The current mayor of Springfield, Domenic Sarno, earns $95,000 a year.
With the tentative pay increase, the number would jump to $135,000 a year.
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