2006 City Council Stipends by Gotham Gazette Staff, Jun 12, 2006 TwitterÂ Each New York City Council member makes a base salary of $90,000. However, council members can also earn an additional stipend or "lulu" ranging from $4,000 to $28,500 for serving in various leadership positions or as a chair of a committee. In 2006, the council awarded itself a total of $479,500 in stipends. One member decided not to take the extra money; Councilmember Tony Avella declined $8,000 for chairing the Zoning and Franchise Committee. Five others members - Letitia James, Andrew Lanza, Melissa Mark Viverito, Darlene Mealy, and Rosie Mendez - do not receive stipends or chair committees. The following chart is organized by categories "Leadership Positions," "Standing Committees, " "Subcommitees," and "Select Committees" and by the size of the stipend, from the largest to the smallest. New York City Council members are also the only local elected officials who are allowed to earn outside income from other jobs. See a chart of non-city income earned by council members. POSITION MEMBER STPIEND TOTAL Leadership Positions Speaker Christine C. Quinn $28,500 $118,500 Majority Leader/Health Joel Rivera $23,000 $113,000 Deputy Majority Leader/Consumer Affairs Leroy G. Comrie, Jr. $20,000 $110,000 Minority Leader James S. Oddo $18,000 $108,000 Assistant Majority Leader/General Welfare Bill de Blasio $15,000 $105,000 Assistant Majority Leader/Youth Services Lewis A. Fidler $15,000 $105,000 Majority Whip/Standards and Ethics Inez E. Dickens $11,000 $101,000 Minority Whip Dennis P. Gallagher $5,000 $95,000 Standing Committees Finance David I. Weprin $18,000 $108,000 Land Use Melinda R. Katz $18,000 $108,000 Housing and Buildings Erik Martin Dilan $10,000 $100,000 Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse & Disability Services G. Oliver Koppell $10,000 $100,000 Women's Issues Helen Sears $10,000 $100,000 Aging Maria del Carmen Arroyo $10,000 $100,000 Civil Rights Larry B. Seabrook $10,000 $100,000 Civil Service and Labor Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. $10,000 $100,000 Contracts Yvette D. Clarke $10,000 $100,000 Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. $10,000 $100,000 Economic Development Thomas White, Jr. $10,000 $100,000 Education Robert Jackson $10,000 $100,000 Environmental Protection James F. Gennaro $10,000 $100,000 Fire and Criminal Justice Services Miguel Martinez $10,000 $100,000 Governmental Operations Simcha Felder $10,000 $100,000 Higher Education Charles Barron $10,000 $100,000 Immigration Kendall Stewart $10,000 $100,000 Juvenile Justice Sara M. Gonzalez $10,000 $100,000 Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Alan J. Gerson $10,000 $100,000 Oversight and Investigations Eric N. Gioia $10,000 $100,000 Parks and Recreation Helen D. Foster $10,000 $100,000 Public Safety Peter F. Vallone, Jr. $10,000 $100,000 Rules, Privileges and Elections Diana Reyna $10,000 $100,000 Sanitation and Waste Management Michael E. McMahon $10,000 $100,000 Small Business David Yassky $10,000 $100,000 State and Federal Legislation Maria Baez $10,000 $100,000 Technology in Government Gale A. Brewer $10,000 $100,000 Transportation John C. Liu $10,000 $100,000 Veterans Hiram Monserrate $10,000 $100,000 Waterfronts Michael C. Nelson $10,000 $100,000 Subcommittees Landmarks, Public Siting & Maritime Uses (Land Use) Jessica S. Lappin $4,000 $94,000 Planning Dispositions and Concessions (Land Use) Daniel R. Garodnick $4,000 $94,000 Drug Abuse (Mental Health) Annabel Palma $4,000 $94,000 Public Housing (Housing and Buildings) Rosie Mendez $4,000 $94,000 Senior Centers (Aging) James Vacca $4,000 $94,000 Select Committees Community Development Albert Vann $4,000 $94,000 Libraries Vincent J. Gentile $4,000 $94,000 Tweet Editor's Choice Everything Dot NYC Council 2.0: Rules Reform Outlines Next Steps in Open Data Overdue & Over Budget, Capital Projects Roll On Comments Comment(s) The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam.