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Posted on July 5, 2015
The Tallahassee Democrat has a major story in their Sunday edition on the City’s proposed 2015-16 budget, which includes a 27% increase in property taxes.
However, when it comes to reporting the amount in the budget for non-public safety pay raises for city employees, the Tallahassee Democrat publishes an incorrect number.
Byron Dobson, the Tallahassee Democrat reporter writes, “The budget also calls for a 3-percent merit raise for employees that will cost $900,000.”
This is incorrect.
The merit increases included in the budget for non-public safety positions totals $2,685,405.
Listed below are the “salary enhancements” included in the City’s proposed 2015-16 budget.
Tallahassee Reports will have a more detailed report on the City pay raises included in the 2015-16 budget later today.