Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford would get a $15,874 raise under an ordinance that’s due to be introduced by the City Council on Wednesday.

The measure would require the mayor to earn 1 percent more than the highest paid civilian employee. The raise wouldn’t apply until January 2013.

Currently, Langford’s $103,000 base salary ranks 145th of 1,393 municipal employees.

Councilman Frank Gilliam, who is sponsoring the measure, tells The Press of Atlantic City  the mayor’s pay needs to rise to the level of other agency heads in the area.

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