There was a time when serving your community was an honor, the re-numeration was secondary. Times have changed, greed has entered the equation, Port Coquitlam council, voted to raise their salaries; 27% for the Mayor, and a whopping 42% for the councilors.
If only everybody, had such a luxury to vote themselves a large pay raise.
Here is the Tri-Cities news article on the subject, some interesting observations in the comments section, also.
And another article from The NOW
Have a look at the media release (PDF,downloads immediately) from the City.