The Anchorage Assembly approved a plan Tuesday night from the Berkowitz administration for possible pay raises for the police and fire chiefs, ranging from 35% to 37%. "The mayor committed when he got here two years ago to try to right-size the compensation for both the commander level and the executive levels or the police and fire departments" said Mike Abbott, Anchorage city manager.
Currently, Police Chief Justin Doll and Fire Chief Denis LeBlanc make $137,009 per year. Under the proposal approved by the assembly Tuesday night, the mayor is authorized to grant Chief Doll a raise of up to 37%, increasing his annual salary to a maximum of $178,364. Chief LeBlanc could be granted a raise of up to 35%, with a maximum pay increase up to $172,723.