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Wapato mayor seeks $1,000 monthly compensation

WAPATO, Wash. — A mayor in southern Washington state is seeking compensation for her service, as well as back pay for prior work as a city council member.

The Yakima Herald reports Wapato Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa seeks $1,000 monthly for serving as mayor beginning in September 2018.

A letter outlining her request was submitted Monday to the city council, which she joined in January 2018.

The council did not discuss the letter during its meeting.

Officials say a change in the mayor’s pay was approved by the council in November 2018 after establishing a city administrator position paying $95,000 annually.

The council decreased mayoral pay from $1,000 per month to $1 annually.

Alvarez-Roa says the pay change ordinance may not have been published and therefore not legally changed.

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