There are 3 things to note:
- While the KCDC (and all other councils) have input into the process, the base salaries and allowances are set by the Remuneration Authority — see here
- For those who take the job seriously (a few don’t), the roles involve a significant number of hours — in our estimation about 25 hours a week for councillors and 15 for community board members. Hard workers can spend even more than that. The Mayor is a full time job.
- Senior staffers get a lot more for the hours they spend than the mayor and councillors do.