Seattle City Light CEO appears headed for big pay hike

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Seattle City Light CEO

Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco

SEATTLE —  The head of Seattle City Light is likely getting a big pay raise.

The Seattle City Council voted 6-2 Monday to increase the pay range for City Light CEO and GM Jorge Carrasco by 45%.

Mayor Ed Murray asked the council to raise the pay range for that position from $227,779 to $364,481 — and Murray is the one who will determine Carrasco’s salary.

Carrasco, who now makes $250,750, is already the highest paid city employee.

Critics argued the salary increase was excessive, but supporters say staying competitive allows the city to attract and maintain high caliber talent in a complicated position.


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  • Cowboy Justice.

    It's not THAT friggen complicated. You supply electricity and charge exorbitant prices. Oh…..and raise your pay scale by DOUBLE.

  • gordgray

    Why are we paying so much for a finger head, $1500.00 is more in line but you are paying him $227,779 want to bump him to $364,481 is that counting the $2500.00 bounces you pay him yearly? Stop acting like the people Who pay are banks to bad you cant help the people who cant afford to pay there electricity bill.