City Chose Pay Raises When Others Tightened Their Belts

City Chose Pay Raises When Others Tightened Their Belts

When City Manager Anita Favors released her proposed budget last month for FY 2016, which includes a 27% increase in property taxes, her press release called the proposal a “public safety budget.” The press release detailed the increase in positions for public safety and also mentioned the $500,000 allocated for street resurfacing. However, one item […]

City Manager Recommends More Police Officers and a $10.8 Million Property Tax Increase

City Manager Recommends More Police Officers and a $10.8 Million Property Tax Increase

Today, City Manager Anita Favors Thompson released her proposed budget for 2015-16. In a city press release entitled “City Manager Releases Proposed Public Safety Budget”, Ms. Favors recommends hiring 18 police officers and 16 fireman.Ms. Favors also proposes a $10.8 million property tax increase. The property tax rate would increase by 27% from 3.7 mills […]