A position that has been in place for two years finally has a salary in Philadelphia City Council.
City Council President Darrell Clarke says the Majority Deputy Whip position is important because it offers another perspective on major city issues.
“This position was created at the beginning of the last term,” Clarke said. “There was a question about the balance of the leadership as it relates to the proportionality of Democrats versus Republicans. As you know the city has a significant amount more of democrats and the three to two ratio in the old leadership structure was not consistent with the population of the city so we added an additional Democratic position.”
Councilman Bill Greenlee is the current Majority Deputy Whip.
“We meet with the mayor periodically and I’m part of the group that meets with him and we all have our own little thing that we add to it because all we have all different backgrounds and different points of view,” Greenlee said.
The bill gives the deputy whip a $2,000 pay raise, beginning next year, to bring total pay to $100,000.