CHICAGO (WLS) --Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is including pay raises for some of his staff in his 2017 budget proposal.
The budget included a six-figure salary for a new assistant and one staff member getting a 30-percent raise.
A spokesperson for the mayor said there were some structural changes to the staff and not everyone got a raise.
Meanwhile, the mayor's salary will remain the same.
READ: STATEMENT FROM MAYOR'S OFFICE ON 2017 BUDGET PLAN
The budget proposal was released on Tuesday and calls for increased spending by $282 million. In all, the mayor's plan would spend $9.8 billion compared to $9.3 billion this year.
It also includes a raise in taxes.
City council members are scheduled to start budget hearings later this month before the full body votes on the budget plan. Chicago's 2017 fiscal year runs Jan. 1 - Dec. 31.