The Chattanooga City Council is taking a second look at a 3 percent across-the-board pay raise for city employees.
Council members agreed today during a budget and finance committee meeting they did not want to do an across-the-board raise, but did not settle on an alternative.
Councilman Russell Gilbert proposed giving a dollar an hour raise to all employees, which he said would compensate lower paid workers more. Other council members suggested taking $1.5 million appropriated for civilian employees and longevity pay and instead spreading it out among civilians, fire and police.
The council will talk about the 2012-2013 budget again next week.
For more information, read tomorrow’s edition of the Times Free Press.
Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...