Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez took office in 2011 and promptly fulfilled a promise to slash the position’s compensation roughly in half: from about $325,000 to about $150,000. After winning reelection in 2016 to his final four years as mayor, Gimenez is floating the possibility of getting a raise. In a memo to county commissioners Monday, Gimenez asked the board to establish a system for deciding how much the mayor should make. In the memo, he notes how the county faced a budget crisis at the tail end of a national recession when he first took office and imposed the pay cut on himself. “I am proud how far we can come together,” Gimenez wrote commissioners. “We were able to award Cost of Living Adjustments to eligible employees last year, and we are in a position to be able to reward eligible employees with merit increases for a job well done.” The memo does not request a raise, but the wording invites commissioners to offer one, and a spokesman said Gimenez isn’t opposed to earning more. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. SUBSCRIBE NOW “The mayor would accept an adjustment to his current salary,” Michael Hernández, Gimenez’s communications director, said in a statement. He said Gimenez is not seeking the car allowance, driver and security that he dropped after taking office in 2011. Gimenez, 63, is slated to leave office in 2020 under the county’s term-limit rules. In the Miami Herald’s latest ranking of the county’s top earners, Gimenez ranked No. 388, between a police sergeant and the director of Zoo Miami. As a longtime city of Miami employee, Gimenez already enjoyed a pension when he ran for mayor in 2011 and promised he would accept only half the money paid to then-mayor Carlos Alvarez, who was under fire for giving raises to top aides in the middle of a budget crisis. Gimenez’s 2017 financial disclosure form shows he earned $150,791 from Miami-Dade County last year and $134,334 from his pension. A longtime paramedic and firefighter, Gimenez eventually became Miami’s fire chief and city manager. He also served as a county commissioner after leaving city employment. Gimenez’s wife, Lourdes,