Jun 24, 2011 9:37 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Many West Baton Rouge Parish employees will see a 5 percent cost of living increase in the next fiscal year, after the Parish Council voted unanimously to approve the measure.
Parish Finance Director Philip Bourgoyne says employees affected include classified full-time and part-time employees, including all appointed directors.
Bourgoyne tells The Advocate that the increase would be disbursed in a step program based on years of service with the parish.
He said the parish administration on Thursday requested the increase be given after recent sales tax collections came in above budgeted totals.