Kópavogur’s city council has decided to lower the wages of its councillors by 15%, Vísir reports. The proposal was put forth by Kópavogur’s mayor, Ármann Kr. Ólafsson. This comes following Fréttablaðið’s reporting last year that revealed that Ármann’s salary had increased by 612 thousand ISK between years.
Despite his salary being the only one that received harsh criticism at the time, the mayor not only proposed that his own salary be reduced, but also that of of other council members.
Ármann’s salary was reduced in early June of last year. They went from 2.5 million ISK to 2.1 million. Despite that he is still one of the highest paid representatives in the country.
The city council’s unanimous decision to lower wages by 15% means that council member salaries will be reduced from 353.958 ISK to 300.864 ISK a month. Salaries for other committee work will remain unchanged.