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City Council salaries and expenses

Salaries

Councillor salaries are based on the average earning of Vancouver residents who are employed full-time, using census data for Vancouver. Salaries are adjusted annually and on the interim census years. All of this salary is taxable.

2016

Title Salary
Mayor $161,308
Councillor $71,061
Deputy Mayor $2,957 per month served

Expenses

Council expenses consist of two components:

  1. Annual local expense budget
  2. Annual travel and training expense budget

Local expense budget

The annual local expense budget is 10% of the Council member’s salary for expenses incurred in the Lower Mainland while representing the City of Vancouver. This budget can be used to pay for parking, transportation, business meetings, community events, and memberships.

Travel and training expense budget

The annual travel and training expense budget enables Council members to attend meetings, events, and conferences outside the Lower Mainland. Council members must obtain Council approval to attend these events and have the travel expenses covered by the travel and training budget.

Track Council expenses using Open Data

Datasets are updated quarterly, and available in CSV, XLS, and XML formats.

Financial disclosure statements

The current members of City Council submit annual financial disclosure statements each year on January 15 to comply with the BC Financial Disclosure Act.

To view a copy of an annual financial disclosure statement for a member of City Council, visit their webpage listed below.

Original signed annual financial disclosure statements are available for inspection at City Hall. Phone 3-1-1 for more information.

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453 W 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

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