Boston city councilors this afternoon voted to give themselves a $20,000 a year raise, starting in January 2016.
The 9-4 vote means councilors will make $107,500 a year.
But the raise is not a done deal: Mayor Martin J. Walsh must approve it, and he said Tuesday he would reject an earlier proposal from Council President Bill Linehan to raise councilors’ salaries by $25,000.
The council vote could set up a showdown between the mayor and the council, threatening the air of comity that has been struck between the executive and legislative branches of city government since Walsh took office in January.
Some city councilors agree with Walsh, saying the council should forgo a raise. Other councilors today proposed alternatives. Councilor Stephen J. Murphy proposed $107,500. Other councilors suggested $94,000.
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