BRA Approves 3 Percent Salary Increase
All but nine senior staff members at the Boston Redevelopment Authority will receive their first raise in five years.
Boston Redevelopment Authority staffers will receive raises for the first time in five years, the Boston Herald reported.
With a budget separate from the city’s budget, the BRA recently approved 3 percent raises for all employees except for nine senior staff members, including Director Peter Meade and Chief Planner Kairos Shen.
The increase puts eight staff members above the $100,000 salary level, for a total of 34 BRA employees who make six digits, according to the Herald.
BRA spokeswoman Susan Elsbree told the newspaper that the raises represented a cost of living increase.
BRA employees have worked without raises since 2008 and even received a pay cut one year, in 2009, the Herald reported.
The BRA employs 207 people today—a drop from 2009 when the agency had 268 workers on the payroll.