The Chattanooga City Council is pictured in this file photo.Staff File Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Chattanooga City Council narrowly approved 5-4 a $209 million operational budget tonight for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
The council disagreed primarily over pay raises, but Mayor Ron Littlefield’s original proposal won out.
Civilian employees will get a 3 percent pay increase, the police career ladder will be funded and all employees who have worked five or more years will receive a $75 per year longevity bonus.
The new fiscal year’s budget does not include a property tax increase.
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.) ...