>>Council Delays Action on Mayor's Raise
(Reading, PA) -- Discussion on a proposed raise for the Reading mayor has been tabled by the city council. The salary amount would be raised to 99-thousand-dollars beginning in 2024. On Monday, one council member called the amount "obscene," given the city's median household income is just under 36-thousand dollars. The mayor's pay hasn't been adjusted in over ten years because of Reading's participation in Act 47 for distressed cities, from which the city emerged earlier this year.