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Mayor's Pay from SANDAG Comparable to Pay from City

Mayor Jim Janney and other public officials receive thousands of dollars a year for serving on the planning agency's board.

Mayor's Pay from SANDAG Comparable to Pay from City

Imperial Beach Mayor Jim Janney was in Washington, D.C., Monday.

He's not there for the State of the Union, but rather to speak to members of Congress on behalf of the San Diego Association of Governments, the regional planning agency.

As vice chair of SANDAG, Mayor Jim Janney receives a little less in payment a year than he receives for being mayor of Imperial Beach.

As a SANDAG Vice Chair Janney received $10,306 in 2012 for attending SANDAG meetings and being a member of the agency's board, according to U-T San Diego.

Last year Janney received $13,200 a year in salary to be mayor of Imperial Beach. City Councilmembers received $3,600 in annual pay, according to City Clerk Jacqueline Hald.

The mayor and City Council of Imperial Beach work in a part-time capacity, according to city municipal code.

Members of the City Council also sit on the city's Planning Commission, Personnel Board, Public Financing Authority, Housing Authority and the Imperial Beach Redevelopment Agency Successor Agency.

As city employees the mayor and City Councilmembers are eligible to receive health insurance, a state pension and other benefits that cost the city $46,029 a piece annually, according to the 2012-13 budget.

Amounts vary for different members of the City Council depending on which benefits they elect to receive, said Finance Department director Kathleen Von Achen.

To read more about payment from SANDAG to local public officials see this U-T San Diego article.

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