Citizen's Salary Setting Commission

Regular Meetings

  • Meeting time To Be Determined (TBD)
    March - April, even numbered years.
  • Meeting location TBD

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.


Maximum two terms of service.
Name Organization Term Expires
Vacant   December 31st 
Vacant   December 31st
Vacant   December 31st
Vacant   December 31st
  December 31st

Accepting Applications 

The City of Modesto is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizen’s Salary Setting Commission.  Applications are currently being accepted.   Applications are expected to be reviewed by the Appointments Committee by September 1, 2023.  The Appointments Committee will then forward those recommendations to the City Council for formal appointment 

Persons interested in applying to be a member of the Citizens’ Salary Setting Commission may submit their completed application online or you can provide the application to the City Clerk either in person, mail at 1010 10th Street, Suite 6600, Modesto, CA 95354, email at or fax to 209-571-5152.

The function of the Citizen's Salary Setting Commission is to recommend compensation for the Mayor and members of the City Council, pursuant to Modesto Municipal Code Section 703(b).

Membership Requirements

The Citizen's Salary Setting Commission shall consist of five qualified electors residing within the City and shall be appointed by the City Council pursuant to the provisions below:

(A) Strong consideration shall be given to composing the Commission of:

  • a retired Stanislaus County judge as chairperson;
  • one member from a bona fide local taxpayer's association with tax exempt status under the relevant provisions of the Internal Revenue Code;
  • one member from a bona fide local nonpartisan political organization, with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, dedicated to encouraging informed and active participation in government;
  • one member from, a former Civil Grand Jury who has served in that role within in the previous five years;
  • additional members who have demonstrated civic involvement and a capacity to serve in an honest, independent, and impartial fashion.

Qualified electors residing within the City of Modesto. See Modesto Municipal Code, Section 703(b).

Please note that this committee requires a financial disclosure statement (Statement of Economic Interests - Form 700) under State of California laws.