MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) One Mobile city councilman wants to more than double the mayor's salary to $200,000.
Councilman John Williams plans to introduce the item at next week's council meeting and hopes to pass the measure before the election
Williams says he's against raising his own salary and that of his colleagues but says the mayor is grossly underpaid at roughly $75,000 plus benefits and expenses.
He also says he has no plans to run for the mayoral position.
He hopes a higher salary will attract business-minded people to the office in the future.
We tried to reach Mayor Sam Jones about the proposal but our calls were not immediately returned.