According to the LA Times, the Los Angeles City Council has the highest pay of the nation’s five largest cities. While the sum of almost $190,000 a year is a little crazy, the response is below their pay grade.
In the article, candidate Sheila Irani is quoted saying: “‘I frankly don’t think we’re worth” that much.'”
To Irani, I would say not to backpedal out of your future salary now.
The article says that now, in the wake of this information getting leaked, the council members are planning on giving back some of their salary. Own what you earn, council members! You are working for a salary. In giving back some of that money, the candidates are saying they are not working hard enough for the city of Los Angeles to earn that much.
To see what the City Council was up to today earning their salary, see their meeting minutes.