May 8, 2019 1:45 pm
Updated: May 8, 2019 7:47 pm

Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov’s paid leave of absence to continue for next 45 days

Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov speaks during a news conference after being charged with sexual assault at city hall in Port Moody, B.C., on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

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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..

Vagramov took a leave of absence in March following a charge of sexual assault. He has denied the allegation and said he plans to fight it in court.

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

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