From a news story on the website of KOMU-Channel 8 in Columbia, MO:
COLUMBIA – If voters pass Proposition One on April 5, city council members and the mayor, won’t be able to call their civic work volunteerism. If passed, Proposition One would pay the mayor $9,000 a year and each of the six council members $6,000.
Supporters of the Proposition say it’s time for Columbia, now a city of more than 100,000, to offer a stipend to its elected officials. Even John Schultz, a fiscal conservative and chair of the Boone County Libertarian Party, said $45,000 is a small price to pay for public servants in a city with an operating budget in the hundreds of millions. Schultz lives in Columbia.