What to know about the $1.3 million salary for the first full-time construction superintendent in the District of Columbia
D.C. construction officials said Thursday that construction supervisors in the city will earn $1,000 a month for a year starting Jan. 1, 2018, an increase of more than $1 million in a year.
The move was part of a wider push by D.D.C., the nation’s fourth-largest city, to reduce its workforce and pay.
The department said construction supervisors will also earn $5,000 more per year, starting next year, with the same pay bump for the second full-year.
The pay increase applies to the entire city, not just in the first quarter.
Dale Bittman, a spokesman for the city, said the salary hike was made to keep up with a cost-cutting effort by the department.DCP officials also said they are reviewing the status of a contract that is set to expire on July 1 for construction crews to work at the District’s new convention center.
The $1 billion, 200,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in 2022, a goal that was first announced last fall.
It is slated to cost $10.5 billion and be completed by 2028.
A spokesman for Mayor Muriel Bowser, who is in charge of the D.S.C.’s budget, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In September, Bowser announced plans to create a new citywide office of the National Park Service to help manage federal land for future parks, including the National Mall, National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institution.
The announcement was part, along with a $3 billion city-funded plan to replace and expand the Washington Monument, which is located in the heart of the city.
The D.V.C.-owned monument was originally planned to be demolished and replaced by a new, larger building.
The new monument is expected not to be complete until 2028, when it is scheduled to be replaced by the new World War II-era memorial to honor those who died on the Mall.
The White House announced earlier this year that President Donald Trump is also seeking to build a new monument to honor victims of the 9/11 attacks on New York City.