City councillors: Fighting for their rights

Stay tuned to hear the mayor’s decision.

August 11, 2016 17:02
3 minute read.
Ofer Berkowitz

Deputy Mayor Ofer Berkowitz. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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There is something that most residents in Israel are probably not aware of: Members of the city council who are not deputy mayors are not paid or compensated in any way for their time and effort.

This situation has been an issue for quite a few city councilors in Jerusalem and has even reached the Knesset, but with very little result. About six months ago a bill was presented at the Knesset to offer some compensation for participating at monthly meetings and to pay for parking during those meetings, but it has not yet been approved.


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