July 14, 2014 | Oregonlive.com-- Portland Commissioner Steve Novick is being paid like it's still 2011.
Novick this month turned down the city's annual cost of living increase, rejecting what amounts to a $7,280 raise for Portland's newest city commissioner.
Portland's other elected officials – Mayor Charlie Hales, commissioners Nick Fish, Amanda Fritz and Dan Saltzman, and Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade – each accepted pay bumps to correspond with 2.7 percent local inflation.
Under Portland's new pay scale, Hales earns $131,560 a year and the other elected officials are at $110,802. Novick makes $103,522.
Novick said he didn't accept the pay hike because it "doesn't feel right." READ FULL ARTICLE