BROOKLYN — The City Council members representing brownstone Brooklyn and waterfront neighborhoods are among the elected officials citywide now making more than the median income for their districts, thanks to a recent raise the council voted for themselves, data analyzed by DNAinfo New York shows.
The City Council recently voted in favor of a 32 percent raise, increasing salaries to $148,500, and $164,500 for Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
After the raise, Councilman Carlos Menchaca, whose district includes Red Hook and Sunset Park, makes 2.66 times percent the median household income of his district, which is $55,767.
Councilman Brad Lander — who was absent from the vote on salary hikes — also now brings in about 1.53 times his district's household income of $97,120, which includes Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus and Park Slope.
Mark-Viverito now makes 7.36 times the median income of her district, which includes parts of East Harlem and the South Bronx.
For a closer look at the salaries of Council members across the city, check out the map below: