SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane's Salary Review Commission is taking public testimony Thursday afternoon at City Hall on a proposal to give city council members a 4 percent pay raise.

Under the proposal, member salaries would rise to $31,200 a year and the salary for the council present would rise to $57,200.  All are eligible for city health care benefits, a $1,800 per year auto allowance and a $540 per year cellphone allowance.

The Spokesman-Review reports any raises approved by the commission would take effect in January.

Spokane City Council members are the third-highest paid in the state, according to an Association of Washington Cities survey.

The highest paid are Seattle City Council members at $120,000 a year. Tacoma is second at about $41,000 a year. Spokane's current council pay is $30,000.