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As part of budget, councilman proposes 2% raise for LCG employees

Posted: 3:45 PM, Aug 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-30 19:14:38-04

Lafayette Consolidated Government employees could be in line for a 2 percent pay raise.

Kenneth Boudreaux, who represents District 4 on the Lafayette City-Parish Council, proposed the raise at Thursday’s budget wrap-up meeting. He said he proposed the raise on behalf of himself and Jay Castille, District 2, who did not attend Thursday’s meeting.

Boudreaux said it’s been three years since employees last received a raise.

It’s the first time the proposal’s been considered during the council’s 2018-19 budget meetings. Thursday’s hearing marked the last one before the council adopts the budget next month.

Chief Financial Officer Lorrie Toups said the raise would cost about $2.3 million.

When asked his opinion on the proposal, Mayor-President Joel Robideaux said that if he thought the government had money for raises, he would have added them into his proposed budget.

To read the full proposed budget, click here.