The debate on whether Columbia City Council members should get paid has been going on for some time. Mayor Darwin Hindman was criticized in the last week about a reported meeting with former Columbia mayors during which they talked about paying City Council members. Columbia Missourian politics editor Scott Swafford rehashes the debate over council member compensation with KBIA’s Janet Saidi.
THE BEAT: The debate over City Council member compensation
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If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.