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See How Much More Your South Bronx Council Member Makes Than You

By Eddie Small | February 19, 2016 9:20am | Updated on February 21, 2016 9:02pm
 See how much more your city council member makes than you do after their pay raise.
See how much more your city council member makes than you do after their pay raise.
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DNAinfo/Nigel Chiwaya

SOUTH BRONX — Whoever wins the race for the vacant District 17 City Council seat will make a lot more money than their constituents.

DNAinfo New York recently put together a map showing how much more money council members make than their constituents after voting to give themselves a 32 percent pay raise, and the gap was widest in the South Bronx's 17th District, where the winner of the Feb. 23 special election will make more than eight times what their constituents do.

The council member's salary will be $148,500, while the median household income in the district is a much lower $18,140.

Members of the City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of giving themselves the 32 percent pay raise in early February, and their new salary of $148,500 means that an unmarried member of the council now makes more than 95.7 percent of New Yorkers.