The City of Port Moody has confirmed Mayor Rob Vagramov’s paid leave of absence will continue for the next 45 days.
The decision came after councillors and acting Mayor Meghan Lahti discussed Vagramov’s pay while he’s on leave.
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Council will revisit the decision in 45 days, and every 45 days going forward.
Lahti says they aren’t adjusting his annual salary of around $110,000, but it will be reviewed at a later date.
“We determined it was in the best interest of the community and the best interest of good governance to leave his salary where it is,” Lahti said..
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 scheduled for May 29.
— With files from Robyn Crawford and Erin Ubels