Jun 14, 2013 9:42 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
Lafayette city-parish government employees could be in line for a raise in next year's budget - their first pay adjustment in two years.
Chief Administrative Officer Dee Stanley says the administration has not made a definite decision but is considering some form of employee raise in the proposed budget to be sent to council members later this summer.
City-parish government - the second largest employer in the parish after the Lafayette Parish school system - has a workforce of roughly 2,200, including police officers, firefighters and Lafayette Utilities System employees.
The council had routinely approved annual cost-of-living adjustments for employees until 2011, when the pay bumps fell victim to a tight budget as expenses, particularly employee health care and retirement, climbed faster than revenues.