April 30, 2019 9:23 pm

Port Moody city council to discuss Rob Vagramov’s salary, leave of absence

Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov speaks on the sexual assault allegation at a press conference last month at Port Moody City Hall.

Global News

While you’re at work all day, Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov is taking an indefinite leave of absence and making over $110,000 a year.

But that might not last long.

At the next city council meeting, councilors and acting Mayor Meghan Lahti will discuss how much Vagramov should be making while he’s on leave.

READ MORE: Port Moody mayor accused of sexual assault has first court appearance pushed back

Lahti doesn’t think they should take his pay away completely.

“He has been charged with a pretty serious crime, but at the same time he has a right to defend himself,” she said. “And to remove his only source of income would be harsh.”

WATCH: Port Moody mayor charged with sexual assault

Story continues below

But there have been talks about scaling back his pay.

“Under the circumstances, I don’t disagree that we need to sort of set some opportunities to revisit how much he makes,” Lahti added.

READ MORE: Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov denies sexual assault allegation, takes leave of absence to fight charge (March 28)

That council meeting is set for May 7th.

Vagramov took a leave of absence in March following a charge of sexual assault.

He was elected mayor of Port Moody in last October’s municipal election at the age of 28, becoming the youngest person to win the job.

His next court appearance is May 29th.

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.