City Council Approves Mayor Goodwin's "Hero Pay" Plan

Today, Charleston City Council approved Mayor Goodwin’s request of $100,000 from the Contingency Fund to go towards “Hero Pay” for frontline workers. Mayor Goodwin had requested that City Council match the $100,000 grant from the Kanawha County Commission during the April 20th City Council meeting.

“The folks on the front lines of this pandemic deserve additional compensation during this difficult time,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “We received $100,000 from the Kanawha County Commission as part of the Governor’s hero pay initiative and I am glad Council voted to match that amount this evening.”

During Council, the contributions from both the City and County were distributed in order to provide the hero pay premium for one month. The Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department and the Refuse & Recycling Department will receive a portion of the $200,000.

Hero pay will go into effect by May 17, 2020.