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Oakland’s Mayor Gets a Pay Raise…No, Really



The Oakland City Council approved a raise for Mayor Sheng Thao, making her the third-highest paid mayor in California. 

Thao’s annual salary will now increase to $216,000, up by $13,000. 

The raise had been previously approved in July so the vote was a formality.

For context, San Francisco Mayor Breed earns $357,000, making her the highest-paid mayor in the state, while Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass receives $301,000. 

According to the city charter, the mayor’s salary should range between 70% and 90% of the average salaries of city managers and chief executive officers.