BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston City Council has voted to give itself a $12,000 raise just days before members face re-election.
Wednesday's 9-4 vote boosts councilor annual salaries by 14 percent, up to $99,500. It's the first raise for the 13-member panel since 2006.
The measure was submitted by Mayor Marty Walsh and gives him a $24,000 raise, to $199,000. Walsh has said he won't accept the pay bump.
The council had toyed with giving members a $25,000 raise to bring their salaries more in line with their counterparts in New York and other major cities.
The proposal goes into effect after the next elections for mayor and council. The election for City Council is Nov. 3. The mayoral election is in 2017.
The measure would have become law if the council had done nothing.