Her salary is right in line with city clerks in similar-sized cities. Despite that, South Bend city clerk Kareemah Fowler thinks she deserves a 23-percent raise.
In the proposed 2017 city budget, Fowler is the only employee that’s asking for more than a 2-percent raise. It’s because she feels she is underpaid for the level of workload she deals with, according to the South Bend Tribune.
Fowler’s job responsibilities include acting as the clerk of the city council. Also, she oversees city records, ordinances, and the municipal code book. She says she works about 60 hours a week “easily”, according to the South Bend Tribune.
Her salary would go up from $59,000 to $73,000. That would eclipse city clerk salaries in Fort Wayne ($59,400), Evansville ($64,000), Lafayette ($60,000), and Bloomington ($52,000).
Fowler took the post in January. She replaced John Voorde, who will be among the South Bend Common Council members considering the pay raise Monday.