Dec 8, 2010 11:09 AM by Nichole Larkey
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Consolidated Government
employees could see a 2 percent pay raise in early 2011.
The Advertiser reports the city-parish council on Tuesday gave its initial approval to the increase, which will be up for a final vote Dec. 21.
The increase would cost about $2 million next year. About $1 million would come from the city general fund. Another $100,000 would come from the parish general fund, $600,000 from the utilities and communications funds and $300,000 from other smaller funds, some of which includes grant money.
Chief Financial Officer Becky Lalumia said the increase is being recommended after a review of recent sales tax reports, which show an increase over the past seven months.